European tensions reach fever pitch as Brexit D-day looms

If we're not careful, images of brawling hooligans could be a game-changer, writes Susan O'Keeffe

16th June, 2016

Look at the ranks of yellow, blue, green, red, Sweden, Iceland, Ireland, Wales – and all the rest. Faces are painted in national colours, flags are waved and worn, wigs are pulled on, anthems are chanted; this is tribal, this is rivalry, this is nationalism, dressed up as football. Not to mind the added curiosity of Turkey, competing as an equal in the championships of the place where some of its politicians and public leaders...

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