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What I’m reading and writing, June 15

Tweet• At Atlanta Soccer News I talk to a white South African about his nation playing host to the World Cup, and what it means for more than sporting reasons.
• Self-styled “sports and politics” writer Dave Zirin has resurfaced on NPR with an off-base gripe about why the far-right hates soccer. Not only is this [...]

What I’m reading and writing, June 14

Tweet• A friend of mine and a very talented writer visited South Africa a year ago to write about a soccer team that was getting headlines, but for all the wrong reasons. The story by John Turnbull of The Global Game about an openly lesbian side has resonated during the World Cup.
Turnbull, who prefers watching [...]