Weekly Column

Let's kick token gestures out of football

October 23, 2012
By John Brewin
Are T-shirts the new handshakes? Pre-match rituals are fast becoming a bigger story than the football itself. It is a worrying trend and a reflection of the modern game's love of a token gesture.

The Kick It Out campaign offered support for the Ferdinand family during the John Terry trial and subsequent Football Association investigation; the Ferdinand brothers' refusal to wear the T-shirts has marked their stance against the latter body.

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