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Author: Leslie Crang

Borg Vs McEnroe film, or the importance of Vitas Gerulaitis to Tennis history and the media #spoileralert​

Cheryl Tiegs, Vitas Gerulaitis, Ilie Nastase and Martina Navratilova at Studio 54, 1979 For many a passing sports fans, and those of a certain age (well, my age) Vitas Gerulaitis is a song by Birkenhead’s finest:- But, with the recent film release of Borg Vs McEnroe, a biopic of the 1980 Wimbledon Final, some of the players of the era have also been utilised within this period piece. At a recent screening of the film Martin Polley gave a brief talk on the match and its cultural and historical significance. For me, I’m more interested in one of Borg...

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Tag. You’re it : #takeaknee and other protests within Sport

Colin Kaepernick San Francisco Quarterback, 2010-16. #takeaknee When Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the USA national anthem in a pre-season friendly in 2016, on being interviewed afterwards he said his reason was:- I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. (Loggins, 2017) Since then, a volatile...

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