Violent Nationalism at the World Cup

Soccer is a sport of two violent extremes: on the field, we see Neymar Jr roll in pain after brushing shoulders with an opposing player; while off the field, we see real violence erupt between soccer hooligans.

Much of this off-field violence is fueled by rampant nationalism and misremembered century-long feuds between countries who, otherwise, get along fine.

To discuss violent nationalism at the Soccer World Cup, producer John Seroukas was joined by Damir Kulas, freelance football writer.

You can find Damir’s writings about football here at The Corner Flag.

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