The sanitisation of football

January 8, 2008
By Dale Johnson
Sir Alex Ferguson's attack on the 'funeral' that is the atmosphere at the 'Theatre of Dreams' last week was not the first time someone from within Manchester United has criticised their fans. Roy Keane was an expert at it. The United boss was bemoaning the fact that the supporters were not able to whip themselves into a frenzy for a turgid New Year's Day affair with many purely content to let their hangover seep away. But football's own hangover is starting to set in. With its crisp image of shiny ...

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