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Proposed 6+5 Rule Called Xenophobic

  • SI.com, Friday, March 27, 2009 3:30 PM
"I do struggle where nationalism, jingoism and patriotism stops and where actually some sort of xenophobic rhetoric takes over. And there is a certain amount of that in the football world, when I keep getting told that, 'How can English football be English football when there are not enough English players in a particular team?' I kind of struggle with that when everyone, probably bar David Beckham, qualified to play for England at the top level is playing at home.'' Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore, speaking out against FIFA's plans to impose limits on foreign players in the English Premier League and other tops European leagues.

 

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