Mesut Özil And The Elephant In The Room

"I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose" - Mesut Özil Do you know the most racist thing I hear on a semi-regular basis? "When I look at you, I don't see race." Yes, you do. I'm 6'5 (197cm), 18 and a half stone (119kg or 262lbs) and I... Continue Reading →

France, The World Cup, And The Power Of Representation

This is the first World Cup I have fully invested in since 2002. That year was defined by Ronaldo, the Brazilian great creating a redemption narrative that has been the bedrock of many a great story. It was also defined by his hairstyle, but that is another story for another day. Brazil beat Germany 2-0... Continue Reading →

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