How football became a potent political tool before and after World War Two

How football became a potent political tool before and after World War Two

After previously focusing on World War One, author and journalist David Díaz Bejarano returns to discuss the interaction of football and politics before, during and after World War Two. We examine how the changes in the game in the inter-war years made football a potent political tool for the different ideologies as war approached, the way the football and footballers were often manipulated as pawns during the conflict, and how both on the battlefield and football field heroic stances were taken by those in the game to kick back against the established order.

 

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Panellists:

Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze

Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymisty44

David Díaz Bejarano // @pinceldefutbol

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