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The Truest Fans Are the Hooligans, the Madmen and the Bigots

Has Vilane Mkhwanazi consigned the vuvuzela to the dustbin of South African football culture? Unfortunately not. Last Saturday in Durban, during a game between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows, the militant young Amakhosi fan attempted to repurpose the world-renowned instrument of aural terror as a blunt instrument of corporal punishment. His intended victim was referee […]

Mandela Caught in UK Football Fascism Scandal

To be a fascist or not to be a fascist? How the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Sunderland Football Club dealt with the fascism scandal South Africa’s ailing former President Nelson Mandela has been caught up in the debate around whether new Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is a facist or not. Last Saturday Sunderland celebrated […]