Theoretically, I’m not here this week. In theory, this was meant to be a holiday week. In practice, here I am because there’s too much going on and this is the newsletter for the wonderful members of Reaction. So, here we all are. It might be a shorter version this week, on the basis that, as I said, theoretically I’m not here. Let’s see how it goes. I’m hoping to spend Friday evening having a glass of wine in front of the next episode of Succession, the comedy/drama about an American media family starring Brian Cox. I’m miles behind on this intriguing show. People assume that being a media person I must have seen it all, but no. Completely passed me by. Half way through Season One and they’re still at the “will the internet catch on?” phase.
Like it or not, sport is intertwined with politics. Sportsmen who reject the link are shirking the responsibility that accompanies their money and fame.