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England fans celebrate the team’s World Cup penalty shoot out victory on the beach in Brighton. Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Sport may be an opium of the people – but it matters

Some on the left view sport as a distraction. But life is a struggle. And there shouldn't be anything wrong with finding something to celebrate.
In 2016, Norwich City Football Club was one of dozens of English football teams that took part in the Stonewall Charity’s “Rainbow Laces” campaign to combat discrimination against LGBT fans and players. Canaries.co.uk

Everyday homophobia and imposed heterosexuality in football

Football presents itself as a neutral, universal and, in a way, desexualised sport. Yet despite widespread campaigns against homophobia, deeply negative attitudes about gay players persist.
A group of young Asian men play basketball in the evening at Prince Alfred Park, Sydney. icsnaps/Shutterstock

Pushing casual sport to the margins threatens cities’ social cohesion

Casual sport can help communities thrive. But for many of Australia's most marginal communities, it's becoming harder to find a place to play.

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