Read of the Day: Guilt and the Lefty English Fan

“Anyone English, white and to the left of Walt Disney” was relieved at their national side’s tie with Ghana the other night — because “the sight of eleven dejected young millionaires yanking hunched carcasses off a football pitch following their narrow defeat to former colonial masters would [have been] enough to reach for the sulphuric acid and start scrubbing.” But can one be “as left-wing as an IRA bake sale above an alternative book shop” and still root for England? And call bullshit on England’s patronizing celebration of Ghana’s “excitement” and “vigour” without being called a reader of The Daily Mail? (Mark Critchley/twohundredpercent)

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