David Ranc

in Foreign Players and Football Supporters

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780719086120
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702246 | DOI:

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This third case study looks at the London club of Arsenal, a club once hailed as the all-British Arsenal. It shows two forms of xenophobia in the English press: rationalised xenophobia and casual xenophobia which reflect on the parochiality, insularity and ferocity of the British press (broadsheets and tabloids). It shows that the renovation of emblems including the change of stadium is easier in a club with a long history than at Paris Saint-Germain. It shows that the club has a long history of welcoming and for clubs of supporting foreigners (Irishmen), who can display British qualities, and that a foreign style is not antonymous with support.

Keywords: London; Arsenal; all-British; xenophobia; British press; tabloids; broadsheets

Chapter.  14512 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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