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Alan McDougall on Global Politics and Football

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2023

Our own Dr. Alan McDougall recently contributed to the article, “More Than a Game: Football and Politics Collide as Israel-Hamas War Grips the Sport” featured on Alarabiya News.

McDougall explains, “everything around football has always been political. It is now probably more political than ever. Regimes around the world understand political symbolism in sports, they know that sport is a very powerful tool.”

Dr. McDougall has been recognized as the top-read U of G author on The Conversation throughout the month of October. His articles gained strong traction, with a total of 37,454 reads throughout the month. Nice work!