Today, Samuel Johnson is internationally recognised as the cantankerous compiler of the most influential dictionary in the English language. However, his inimitable genius was in almost every literary medium available to his time. He wrote critiques, plays, biographies, short stories, political speeches, eulogies as well as many fine but forgotten poems.
Like it or not, sport is intertwined with politics. Sportsmen who reject the link are shirking the responsibility that accompanies their money and fame.