Letters: Xenophobia: more sad than serious

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Sir: How many Britons have any idea what an utterly disastrous impression the treatment of Euro 96 by the popular press is making abroad. Its coverage is seen to be not just bigoted and ignorant, but positively fascist, in its derision of foreigners simply by virtue of their not being British. In the rest of Europe sport is treated as sport. In Britain we are determined not to shake off the hangover of empire.

Professor HENRY ETTINGHAUSEN

La Pera, Spain

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