Bilbao, Athletic Club and the tricky world of Basque politics

Bilbao, Athletic Club and the tricky world of Basque politics

In the Basque city of Bilbao, supporting Athletic is less a sporting affiliation than an act of faith. Their policy of Basque-only players is a badge of honour, one that has cemented the club in the affections of the proud locals. Talking about Athletic without involving the politics of the region is a forlorn task, so we enlisted the help of Dan Parry, who’s lived and taught in Bilbao for years.

 

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Panellists:

Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymisty44

Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze

Dan Parry // @DanParry_

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