The Stade de France: A History in Fragments

The French national team player Patrice Evra was dribbling up the pitch when the second bomb exploded. Two minutes earlier, the same thing had happened: a loud, resonating explosion heard by the 65,000 fans gathered to watch a friendly match between Germany and France. There was a wave of shouts – not quite a cheer,… Read More »

Lassana Diarra’s Statement on the Paris Attacks

Lassana Diarra issued a statement about the Paris attacks today. Here is the original. Below is a translation of the statement. “In the wake of the dramatic events that took place yesterday in Paris and Saint-Denis, it is with a heavy hard that I speak today. As you have perhaps read, I was personally touched… Read More »

Broken Managers – The Process and Consequence of Losing the Dressing Room

It’s not uncommon for a bloke in England watching a football news program to hear the phrase “manager lose the dressing room”. An idiom referring to a situation in which the players cease to respect and follow their manager’s instructions, this phrase is such a popular term to use in speculating any disputes within a… Read More »

Les Coiffures des Footballeurs

Après avoir lu cette poste de ESPN FC sur les différentes coiffures de David Beckham, il m’a fait me demander pourquoi le monde du football est plein de coiffures pas orthodoxe.  Premièrement, nous examinera quelques catégories de coiffures et après je vais donner quelques pensées sur cette phénomène de coiffures intéressantes dans le monde du… Read More »

USWNT Shows Their Support for Bruce Jenner

Anyone who follows sports, Diane Sawyer, or the Kardashians knows that this week, Bruce Jenner officially announced that he is a transgender woman. In a two hour-long interview with Diane Sawyer, Jenner explained that this is an issue he’s been dealing with for all of his life (and that he would prefer to be called… Read More »

Headgear is Ok, but a Hijab Isn’t?

A while back we were asked to read a piece “The Hijab on the Pitch” by our very own Professor Dubois. This piece introduced me to some information and perceptions some people have on the hijab. Introduced with a fierce image of the Iranian Women’s national team, I was in awe when I read that… Read More »