Football Veto: Estudiantes to Go Straight Home

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Title

Football Veto: Estudiantes to Go Straight Home

Subject

Coverage of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup

Description

Post-match report of the 1968 Intercontinental Cup becomes an opinion piece by Geoffrey Greene about the degree to which sports tensions become national tensions after the President of Argentina stopped Estudiantes from playing some "friendies" in Scotland as scheduled. Greene points back to the 1966 World Cup and the "animals" remark by Alf Ramsey towards the Argentines, the violence on display between Racing and Celtic a year prior at the 1967 Intercontinetal Cup, as well as other incidents in both the Cold War period and the 1930s that led to boycotts and tense sporting events. He also points out how the day before, Black U.S. athletes raised their fists in Mexico City to protest racial tensions back home.

Creator

Geoffrey Greene

Source

Page 18

Publisher

The Times (of London)

Date

18-Oct-1968

Contributor

The Times Digital Archive

Format

Digital Archive

Language

en

Type

text

Files

http://animales.rwanysibaja.com/thesis_photos/British_Newspapers/Times_19681018_p18.jpg

Collection

Citation

Geoffrey Greene, “Football Veto: Estudiantes to Go Straight Home,” Animales: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Soccer, accessed June 14, 2024, https://animales.rwanysibaja.com/items/show/3399.