Thursday, August 11, 2011

Paul Hayward: Postponing opening day bursts football's business-comes-first bubble

The gulf between the opulent existence of the top-end footballer and the poorest residents of Tottenham has never been more pronounced. This week we saw England's footballers appeal for calm and Liverpool and Everton issue a joint statement appealing for the chaos to stop. More dubiously, the billionaire Bernie Ecclestone posited that it would be "terrible" for England's image if Premier League games were rearranged, as if the TV pictures from our burning cities had not already shown the rest of the globe that London is no Camberwick Green.

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