Written by j.w.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

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Footballers discuss their political views

Terry's Dad wore a cloth cap and read the 'Daily Mirror'. He had worked on the railways most of his life and his education had been helped after school by the Workers Educational Association.

'You are too young, Penny, to get involved with politics. Save that for when you get to University.'

'Young people are developing earlier these days Mr Jones.'

'Call me Harry, Penny. I'm not one for titles.'

'You see, I think my generation will have a lot of problems. We have learnt a lot about climate Change and it worries me a lot.'

'That's the system of profit that causes that Penny.'

'Well, my Dad's job is to keep firms in profit. If they go bust he has to clear up afterwards.'

'I'm sure it is a very worthy job your father does. He knows no other way of organising society.'

'He says the Reds were a total disaster and that State control is the end of freedom.'

'The Communism in Russia did end in disaster and there needs to be control over the State. The only people who can do that are the workers.'

'It is all so confusing, Harry. I prefer to talk about football with Terry.'

'As I said, wait a bit Penny. I'll lend you a book you might enjoy. It's called 'News from Nowhere' by William Morris.'

'Thanks. I will put that after Terry's history of Football. I might become a Footballer's Wife one day. My mother isn't too pleased with that idea.'

'I don't suppose she is. But it isn't really like that Television programme. Football is the people's sport and you get all sorts.

'So is Football socialist?'

'It used to be, but if I go on we will be back to politics.'

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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