Death to the arabs: the right‐wing fan’s fear

  title={Death to the arabs: the right‐wing fan’s fear},
  author={Amir Ben-Porat},
  journal={Soccer \& Society},
  pages={1 - 13}
  • A. Ben-Porat
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Sociology
  • Soccer & Society
The football stadium has become an arena for protest: political, ethnic, nationalistic, etc. In Israel, certain groups of fans use the stadium’s stands to give vent to their anti‐Arab sentiments. ‘Death to the Arabs’ has thus become a common chant in football stadiums. Though the phenomenon is not very new, it has become more popular over the last decade. This phenomenon can be explained using Simmel’s concept of the ‘stranger’. This concept is intertwined with the ongoing Israeli‐Palestinian… 
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