English Soccer Having Another Dumb Racist Twitter Thing

When a student was jailed for racist tweets directed at Fabrice Muamba, it was an opportunity to discuss the British justice system and the perils of online anonymity. When John Terry was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, it was an opportunity to quote a judge saying "cunt" about 72 times. Now here's… » 7/17/12 1:20pm 7/17/12 1:20pm

Surprise, England: The Racist Was You All Along!

Boy, we all got psyched for some old-fashioned Eastern European racism, didn't we? "Stadiums of Hate," and Sol Campbell warning about twin black-hating boogeymen Andrzej and Andriy, and even England players leaving their families at home. Well, perhaps there's a lesson here, because not only did English fans and… » 6/25/12 4:00pm 6/25/12 4:00pm

England, Where You Can't Wear a Mankini and People Cry When They Get…

Michael Bertin writes about soccer regularly for Deadspin. » 10/13/08 12:00pm 10/13/08 12:00pm Ashley Cole—that's him in the white—seemingly has plenty going for him. He's relatively young (27), he's got a , and he gets compensated handsomely to do his job, which is a pretty sweet one as he plays left back for Chelsea FC and, when occasion demands, the…