My article on The Huffington Post (16 June 2014) at the start of the World Cup. I queried why the British press were so obsessed with FIFA corruption when our own clubs had an equally, if not more dubious ethical record.
Following the tedious draw for the World Cup, and inspired the appalling human rights record of global football, I decided to play the tournament as if it were based on the democratic credential of each competitor. This was published on the Huffington Post (10 December 2013).
My article for politics.co.uk, setting out further analysis of the use of English football by repressive Gulf regimes to boost their global brand. In this I share new research on the disappointing attitudes of some fans.
My article for Left Foot Forward (22 September 2013), coinciding with the Manchester derby, on the increasing links between English football club owners and repressive regimes in the Gulf. Football fans need to voice their concerns at human rights abuses overseas, I argued.
I conducted an interview for Democratic Audit (19 September 2013) with Nicholas McGeehan, Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch. We discussed how rulers of Gulf states are achieving prominent positions in UK society through high-profile investments, particularly in football.