19 Nov 2017

Tamir Sorek: American Football fans and national pride

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 19 November 2017
Tamir Sorek from the University of Florida.

Tamir Sorek from the University of Florida. Photo: Bernard Brzezinski

Should politics interfere in sport? That's the questions Americans have been asking as we've seen NFL players and other codes, “take a knee’ during the American national anthem in recent months. A recent study from the US said white American Football fans and black American Football fans hold very different views about the relationship between football and national pride. A sociology professor at the University of Florida, Tamir Sorek, is one of its authors.