David Goldblatt in his book The Age of Football makes the claim, which I believe is true, that football is first not only as a world sport but also as one of the world's most popular cultural forms. It bears comparsion to the worlds religions, he says, in its scale, regularity and the profundity of its rituals. Despite the commercialisation, he says that almost universally in football cultures that games should not be fixed, and that sucess and failure are collectivley shared. Football is an arena and a cultural world in which community, from the local to the global, can be shared and celebrated.
In this setion of football4community we present these intense communal experiences, beginning with Scottish club Hibs singing Sunshine on Leith following their win in the Scottish FA Cup in 2016