Re: [NTLK] [OT] Football and nationalism

From: Simon Roberts (
Date: Tue Jun 18 2002 - 11:35:36 EDT

on 18.06.2002 17:13 Uhr, Gary Moody at wrote:

> But, you can take
> pride in your national accomplishments. Those are the things that were done
> right...where society excelled...sometimes, in spite of (or because of) all
> the wrongs.

Personally, I would rather take pride in what the human species as a whole
has accomplished rather than the inhabitants of any one particular nation.
Nationalism is a concept which is well past its sell by date IMHO.

One can enjoy a football match for the artistry of the game, irrespective of
which teams are playing. Having said that, as an Englishman in Germany, I
will be routing for England if they eventually meet Germany in the current


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