How Soccer Explains Bourgeois Nationalism

This chapter of How Soccer Explains the World shows a different side of the spectrum and shows a team, or club, that refuses to be violent, or corrupt.

The club has a sense of pride in their team, fans, and the overall sport. Their start-up, taking many things from the French Revolution, gained them a lot of love and support. The club refuses to be corrupt in that they don’t even have advertisements on their jerseys. What this says is that out of a lot of violence and corruption their will still be a humble few, and for soccer, that’s this club.

Unlike all of the other clubs who either engage in violence or corruption to gain power, this club uses love, nationalism, and pride to get success and support from fans. It’s a change of pace from all of the other chapters.


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