Debt, Lies, and Cowboys

“For the past two years, the home crowd at Anfield, the larger and more reliably histrionic of Liverpool’s two major soccer stadiums, has increasingly come to resemble a Tea Party rally from another dimension. Populist chants echo from the stands; angry signs bristle like javelins. But where the American resentment machine is fueled by anger at what’s seen as European-style socialism, the Merseyside protesters are incensed by what’s seen as American-style capitalism. ‘Yankee Liar$ Out,’ the placards blare. ‘Thanks But No Yanks.’ Liverpool Football Club, one of the most successful teams in English soccer history, is owned by a pair of American billionaires, and the fans absolutely hate their guts.” (Slate – Brian Phillips)

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