Eintracht Frankfurt Archives ⋆ An Old International

A Particular Aftertaste

A player declares his career over after a public exchange about the political allegiances of some of his business partners. This leaves a particular aftertaste and sounds somewhat shallow. football and politcs When it comes to politics, football often kowtows with the wrong side of the spectrum. Exceptions only confirm the rule. One of those…

Bill Shankly once famously stated:

‘Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.’

That this is not the case was shown last weekend during the Bundesliga game between Schalke 04 and Eintracht Frankfurt. One of the Schalke banner carriers collapsed 15 minutes into the game. Initially, no one reacted. It was a photographer who alarmed the paramedics and with their help and Schalke