Sectarianism, anti-sectarianism and Scottish football

  title={Sectarianism, anti-sectarianism and Scottish football},
  author={Joseph M. Bradley},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  pages={588 - 603}
  • J. Bradley
  • Published 28 May 2015
  • History
  • Sport in Society
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