Article from the Football Economyweb site
The Financial Times is a leading global business newspaper, but it also publishes some quite left leaning articles. Indeed, before Labour turned to the left, it recommended voting Labour in its editorials.
Simon Kuper is one of the most perceptive and provocative football writers around. In the weekend edition of the Pink 'Un, he argues that football is returning to its 19th century origins as an upper class game. That reading of history is a little contentious: certainly, military regiments and public schools were prominent in the game's early days.
However, the regiments were not the elite ones (Royal Engineers rather than the Household divisions) and there were plenty of working class teams in the Midlands and the north of England.
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