Out of Sheer Rage

Anger is now our default response to sports: at referees, at unseen hands and secret handshakes against our club, at youth who decide not to play for our national teams…a hyperpartisanship that fills but never satisfies because, while “your club itself becomes the index of all meaning in the game,” the game often disappoints. Rage has replaced enjoyment of sport; rage is killing sport. (Brian Phillips/The Run of Play)

(Image: Stadtkreis Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany. Image credit: Herr Sharif/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.)

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