Category Archives: Controversy

L’Annulation des championnats

Le championnat des Pay-Bas de football vient d’annuler la saison sans déclarer un champion. Les Néerlandais croient que jouer les matches seront impossible avant du début de la prochaine saison ou potentiellement l’hiver. Une des grandes raisons pour laquelle les ligues européennes comme le championnat des Pays-Bas doivent prendre ces décisions est le fait que… Read More »

Football et féminisme : injustice intolérable

Avant ce cours, je n’aurais pas dit avec certitude absolue que je suis féministe. « Féministe », c’est un terme chargé. Par ailleurs, j’étais toujours très consciente du privilège dont je bénéficiais dans ma vie. Cette conscience m’avait causé à toujours hésiter avant de répondre à la question, « t’es féministe ? » parce que je sentais que je n’étais… Read More »

¿Es justo el Balón de Oro?

Antes de entrar en detalle sobre tema título del artículo, explicaré brevemente qué es el Balón de Oro y cómo surgió, como una pequeña introducción para aquellos fanáticos “light” del futbol o que son nuevos en estos temas. El Balón de Oro es un premio que fue creado en el año 1956 por la revista… Read More »

Does the USWNT Really Deserve to be Paid More?

Yes…       If only this entire debate, which has engulfed the image of the national team in recent years, was that simple. Unfortunately, this motion has received its fair share of backlash and resistance from several parties, including USSF, sparking an ongoing lawsuit seeking “equal pay” for the USWNT. Being the numbers guy… Read More »

A Fanless EPL

In the last month, professional soccer, as well as almost all other professional sports, has been completely suspended as a precautionary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some leagues are still suspended indefinitely, while others have tentatively set dates for when they would like to return to normal activities. Most of the scheduled return dates aren’t… Read More »

Where is Gerrard When You Need Him?

There are only two reasons in this world where a night owl like me might decide to voluntarily be awake at 6:30 in the morning on a weekend. The first is if I simply haven’t gone to bed yet from the night before. The second, and undoubtedly more justified reason, is to experience the mesmerizing… Read More »

RB Leipzig

This year’s Bundesliga title race is unusually contested, with fourth placed Borussia Mochengladbach only six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich with a game in hand. In third place is Borussia Dortmund, and in second… RB Leipzig? For fans unfamiliar with the Bundesliga, this may come as a shock. For a club that didn’t exist… Read More »

Rethinking How We Treat Referees

It’s a fixture of headlines that appear with disturbing regularity: violence against and abuse of sports officials at all levels. And soccer isn’t exempt from the pattern. A well-documented phenomenon at both amateur and professional matches, instances of referee abuse are scattered across headlines from many professional leagues. Diego Costa, a striker for Atletico Madrid,… Read More »

Una esperanza perdida

No queremos “que le vuelva a dar vergüenza a ningún Colombiano presentar el pasaporte de su patria” (Pinilla, 2010) decía el candidato a la presidencia Luis Carlos Galán. El mismo hombre que por tener la valentía de irse en contra del narcotráfico, fue baleado en 1989. Cinco años más tarde, la despedazada Colombia finalmente había… Read More »