We’ve moved on since the monkey chants…haven’t we?

THREE Years ago, I witnessed a Fremad Amager player take the field to a sound I had not heard at a football match since the 1980s – the monkey chant. In itself, it was unpleasant, but it was even more shocking to witness this in a supposedly enlightened and progressive society like Denmark. The BBC has recently screened a documentary on the Black v White testimonial match played in 1979 for Len Cantello’s testimonial. At the time, the discussion around this game was mixed, but it did provide a demonstration on how the game – and society – was changing. … Continue reading We’ve moved on since the monkey chants…haven’t we?