"Destroying the soul of football": foreign footballers have been accused of being at the origin of all the ills of contemporary football. Foreign players and football supporters: The Old Firm, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain is the first academic book to look at supporters' reactions to the increasing number of foreign players in the clubs they support. It shows that football supporters identify with their club through a variety of means, which may change or be replaced with others, and provides the most comprehensive view on football supporters' attachment to their club in the European Union. Divided into three case studies on Glasgow (Celtic, Rangers), Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, Foreign Players and Football Supporters adopts a multidisciplinary approach to chart the evolution of the link between supporters and club between 1995 and today. It provides an excellent read for students and researchers in Sports studies, politics, European Studies, and social sciences.
History, Sports + Recreation, Political Science
Europe / General, International Relations / General, Soccer