Silly footballer panegyrics

The hold, writes Dalrymple, that association football has

not only on the popular imagination but on that of the leaders of society, at least if their public professions of interest in it are to be believed, is wholly bad.

Hyperbole about mere footballers

reflects the regime of bread and circuses under which we live.

Dalrymple looks back

with nostalgia to the days when footballers were just footballers, and not, in the opinion of journalists, the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

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  • NotACancer  On July 5, 2018 at 01:11

    That is what comes of relativism: people unworthy of praised are “puffed” (as Lord Macaulay would say) as heroes and models. And Britain, being a thoughtless and anti-intellectual country, that trusts in “muddling through”, is further deteriorated.

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