In the latest blog from our partners The Blizzard, Brian Phillips looks at the concept of the 'real fan'. Is he/she being marginalised, or do they even exist at all?
“Real football, real fans.” — Football League brand slogan
The ‘real football fan’ has had an interesting career lately. His extinction, at least from the top flight, is regularly lamented — “Are there any real fans left in the Premier League?’” the Daily Mail keened in 2008 — but an extensive media industry has sprung up to give him a voice: “real fans, real opinions” is the tagline of more than one football website.
- See more at: http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/the-real-problem-blizzard-real-fans-epl-bpl-sky-tv#sthash.CiGOFNHu.dpuf
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