Friday, 3 August 2007

A league with a social conscience?

social entrepreneurs

Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger, the German football correspondent for, argues that the Bundesliga remains the only big league with a "social conscience". Mass commercialisation has been eschewed for the masses. How so? Uli cites a litany of cases of successful collective fan actions, including the retention of terrace seating and the easy availability of highlights and other football coverage on free-tv. The clincher: Uli's season ticket to see Borussia Dortmund costs a mere 150 euros, less than many pay to watch a season of non-league football in England (and to think, gooners have to splosh 30 quid only for the privilege of eventually buying tickets).

1 comment:

roid rage said...

Shame about the corrupt referee shenanigans a couple of seasons ago. Oh, and Oliver Kahn, a man who manages to be even more obnoxious than Jens Lehman.