Football needs to find better answers to new questions

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the game is now having to confront uncomfortable questions it thought it could indefinitely put off, writes Miguel Delaney

Tuesday 15 March 2022 09:48
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<p>Chelsea and Newcastle met on Sunday in a game with a very political backdrop </p>

Chelsea and Newcastle met on Sunday in a game with a very political backdrop

There were more than a few moments of tension at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, but very few were related to where the ball was going.

Perhaps the most nervousness came between Chelsea fans themselves, as there was an unmistakable trepidation about whether some would sing about Roman Abramovich. Beyond a few smatterings that were quickly shouted down, there was mercifully none of that. It was to the credit of the majority of home supporters.

It also meant that the most tension was in the dressing room, and it was only tangentially connected to Chelsea.

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