Football’s Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game

  • Ellis Cashmore
  • Jamie Cleland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 14-28
  4. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 29-45
  5. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 46-63
  6. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 64-80
  7. Ellis Cashmore, Jamie Cleland
    Pages 81-89
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 90-106

About this book

Introduction

Association football is the richest, most popular sport in history with a multicultural global following. It is also riven with corruption, racism, homophobia and a violence that has for decades resisted all attempts to tame it. Cashmore and Cleland examine football's dark side: the unpleasant, sleazy and downright nasty aspects of the sport.

Keywords

CORRUPTION FOOTBALL HOMOPHOBIA RACISM VIOLENCE SPORTS FANS CULTURE corruption football Sport sports violence

Authors and affiliations

  • Ellis Cashmore
    • 1
  • Jamie Cleland
    • 2
  1. 1.Staffordshire UniversityUK
  2. 2.Loughborough UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137371270
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47552-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37127-0
  • About this book