Uneasy Football Peace: Olive Branches in Manchester

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Title

Uneasy Football Peace: Olive Branches in Manchester

Subject

Coverage of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup, second leg

Description

Coverage begins of Manchester United's highly-publicized encounter against Estudiantes de La Plata in the second leg of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup. The article focuses on the efforts by Estudiantes to be cordial and respectful during their stay in Manchester, including laying a wreath at the memorial of the victims of the 1958 crash that killed many players and staff of the Mancheste club. Some of the Estudiantes delegation bristled at the way they were portrayed by the English press, especially how some reporters recycled the "animal" label they used to describe the Argentine national team at the 1966 World Cup. Madero and Bilardo, in particular, questioned this label considering they were medical doctors. The coach, Osvaldo Zubeldia, remarked that he saw a more vicious game between Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United the previous week. The authors also hope that the Stretford end of the stands will not resort to some of the violence of recent months (one of the earliest mentions of hooligan groups or supporters).

Creator

(Unnamed) Special Correspondent

Source

Page 14

Publisher

The Times (of London)

Date

15-Oct-1968

Contributor

The Times Digital Archive

Format

Digital Archive

Language

en

Type

text

Files

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Collection

Citation

(Unnamed) Special Correspondent, “Uneasy Football Peace: Olive Branches in Manchester,” Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer, accessed June 14, 2024, https://animales.rwanysibaja.com/items/show/3396.