noun.plural~ cards [count] football : a red card that a referee holds in the air to indicate that a player who has broken the rules of the game will not be allowed to continue playing. (Merriam- Webster’s) It denotes that a player intentionally broke the rules to an extreme degree, usually in fouls going too far.
If only history had a red card to take the Gloria Arroyos, George Bushs and the Pinochets out of the game. This blog is an attempt to bring football and politics into the line of fire of progressive criticism. Revolutions are not made with blogging, in football or in society, they at most accentuate the discussion in a certain sphere of the population. 2011 promises to be fraught with uncertainty in various climates, yet for decades the solutions to problems have already existed in eradicating inequalities and other socio-economic problems, in that sense, that is what blogging must not lose sight of. Blogging may offer some form of cyber freedom but even in football the options to develop will always be seen through the eyes of the few, a red card from “red” politics offers something else.