Thanks for a strong essay. I have often wondered about the role of sports fans at moments like these. What is the appropriate response from football fans who consider themselves progressive? How do they exert leverage for change? I worry that an exclusive focus on the owners and union leaders absolves a broader group from responsibility. No doubt, the industry leaders have reaped fortunes from these injuries and must be held to account. But is violence in football really so hidden from the football-loving public? How do we advance a critique of violence among the fandom? and the sports writers too?
Dec 1 2009 - 11:54am