Author Archives: Tran King

Robert Enke Suicide

Robert Enke German goalkeeper Robert Enke recently commited suicide. He was suffering from depression associated with the pressures of football and “the fear of failure.” As we have learned in this course, football is followed with extreme, sometimes fanatical passion, especially on the international level. However, while a player can become a national hero by… Read More »

Racial tension in Glasgow

Here’s a link describing an incident in which Maurice Edu, an American playing for Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, suffered racial abuse from his own supporters, despite not even playing in a loss. According to the article, it was not the first time this had happened.  Having written about the Celtic-Rangers rivalry in my… Read More »