Does football really have a moral code?

SPORTSWASHING, apparently, has become a trendy word. It has been applied to the practice adopted by dubious regimes, individuals or corporates in buying credibility through investing in or sponsoring big-time sport. In doing so, they attempt to change public perception or distract people from some of their less acceptable activities. Furthermore, by pouring money into football, they also look to leverage the financial power and … Continue reading Does football really have a moral code?

Football’s missing moral compass

SPORTSWASHING, apparently, was one of the trendy words of 2018. It has been applied to the practice adopted by dubious regimes, individuals or corporates in buying credibility through investing in or sponsoring big-time sport. In doing so, they attempt to change public perception or distract people from some of their less acceptable activities. Furthermore, by pouring money into football, they also look to leverage the … Continue reading Football’s missing moral compass

Zagreb in turmoil on eve of season

The Croatian league gets underway this weekend and the reigning champions, Dinamo Zagreb will be kicking-off under something of a dark cloud. The club’s chairman, Zdravko Mamic and his brother Zoran, the coach, were both arrested this week after investigations into possible embezzlement and tax fraud. They were snatched as they crossed the border from Slovenia, where Dinamo had  been preparing for the new    campaign. … Continue reading Zagreb in turmoil on eve of season