There are a lot of miserable old-before-their-time lefties who argue sport is part of a bread & circuses phenomenon of social control.
I like to disagree.
But consider this weekend:
AFC Wimbledon, a democratically run fan-owned football club born of a bizarre, clumsy & ultimately capitalist injustice, win promotion to football league… but low brow gossip and awful Twitter jokes about Ryan Giggs’ naughties continue to dominate the agenda.
Sure, there are principled nuances to the Giggs story in the ethical & legal debates surrounding the use of super-injunctions by the rich. But in AFC Wimbledon there is case study in people organising themselves, successfully so. But what reports of the Dons’ success I have seen have been so simplistic and unquestioning they may as well have not bothered.
Tittilation has won.
This is reason no. 1,527 why the miserable old lefties think football fans are dismissable cunts, and they are right.