The tale of Robert Mitwerandu: A post for Football’s Fallen

I’ve written something for the wonderful Football’s Fallen site, run by the lovely Laura Jones which deals with the tragic and yet fascinating stories of footballers who have died while playing, and as a result of injuries sustained on the pitch. My piece concerns Robert Mitwerandu, the first ever black (or Afro-Polish) player to play in the […]

Across the curtain: Polish football defectors and the Cold War

‘Exile is morally suspect because it breaks one’s solidarity with a group, i.e., it sets apart an individual who ceases to share the experience of his colleagues left behind. His moral torment reflects his attachment to a heroic image of himself and he must, step by step, come to the painful conclusion that to do […]