Jack McRae

AFCON: An air of European supremacy reeks

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicked off in Cameroon on 9 January and looks set to be one of the most fiercely contested tournaments in recent years. From Mohamed Salah to Kalidou Koulibaly, the continent possesses some of the best players in the world, and this year’s tournament will...
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Posted Jan. 25, 2022

Arsenal’s captaincy conundrum: Where did it all go wrong?

Where did it all go wrong? Eighteen months ago, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang provided a glimmer of light in a time of darkness. A year shattered by lockdowns, social-distancing, death and despair had a chink of joy. Two goals, a dropped trophy and the hope of a new dawn offered great promise...
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Posted Dec. 17, 2021

Quinton de Kock casts shadow over rainbow nation

It is a rare occurrence in sport for a resounding victory to haunt a side quite like South Africa’s defeat of the West Indies. It won’t be the loss to great rivals Australia, or even exiting the tournament in the group stage, that the Proteas regret, but rather the actions,...
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Posted Dec. 15, 2021

The uncertain future of sport in Afghanistan

Women in Afghanistan will be prohibited from participating in sport under the new Taliban government as it is deemed “unnecessary” for them to do so. On September 8th, the deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq, announced the Taliban government’s intention to ban Afghan women from playing sport...
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Posted Nov. 6, 2021

Why booing the knee is wrong

Sport and politics have always been inextricably bound together. The return of international football has allowed England players to take the knee in a united display against racial discrimination in all forms. However, this powerful message has been booed by so called ‘fans’ in games against Austria and Romania. The...
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Posted Jun. 12, 2021