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England’s identity: fans sing football’s coming home, but what is home?

Johan Rewilak, Aston University and Daniel Fitzpatrick, Aston University Sport matters to national identity. The pageantry of flags, emblems and anthems (both official and unofficial) load sport with symbolism and imagery of the nation. One of the key reasons governments spend billions of dollars to host sporting mega events is to build or reinforce a sense of national identity. However, …

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