Michael Cole, a PhD candidate at the University of Tartu in Estonia, joins “Right Rising” to break down how right-wing populist leaders are using some of the world’s most popular footballers for political gain.
Along with host Augusta Dell’Omo, he takes us on a deep dive into some of the most famous examples of this budding relationship, such as German footballer Mesut Ozil and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Cole helps us understand how these relationships emerged and what these new partnerships could look like in the context of the 2021 European Championships.
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