Scottish Football and Colonial Zimbabwe: Sport, the Scottish Diaspora, and ‘White Africa’

  title={Scottish Football and Colonial Zimbabwe: Sport, the Scottish Diaspora, and ‘White Africa’},
  author={Matthew L. Mcdowell},
  journal={Journal of Scottish Historical Studies},
In 1969 and 1970 respectively, Clyde and Kilmarnock Football Clubs embarked on highly controversial tours of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), then in conflict with the UK over its failure to enact a timetable for majority, non-white rule, and its 1965 unilateral declaration of independence to protect such a system. Despite defying the wishes of the UK Government, these tours were covered very little in Scottish newspapers, and there was little sustained public outcry. This article examines the uneven… 
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