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Lebanon: Politics and Soccer

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Lebanon, Ideas, Politics, Sport

“The Lebanese treat their politics like other countries treat soccer. ‘All the props are there. You have team flags with various colors, you have buses that shuttle the fans, you have the bitterness and ecstasy that follow defeat and victory, and you always blame the referee,'” writesBeirut Spring [1] quoting a conversation with the Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey.