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Foreign Players and Football Supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain

David Ranc


‘Mercenaries’, ‘cheats’, ‘destroying the soul of (English) football’, ‘destroying the link between football clubs and their supporters’: foreign football players have been accused of being at the origin of all the ills of contemporary football. How true is this? Foreign players and football supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain is the first academic book to look at supporters' reactions to the increase in the number of foreign players in the very clubs they support week in week out. It shows that football supporters identify with their club through a variety of means, which ma ... More

Keywords: Football, sports, supporters, spectator, foreign players, clubs, European Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086120
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086120.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Ranc, author