Football Essay

2561 Words May 13th, 2015 11 Pages
Football and society

I am writing this blog in order to highlight the effects football has had on society and how society has changed or influenced football in a particular way. I have been a football fan for as long as I remember and it has been a huge part of my life. It has affected the way in which I think and also my physical health. If I was asked when I was young what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would give the same answer as the majority of my peers, which was to be a professional football player, playing for my favourite team. Which I’m sure made my father gravely disappointed as he would have imagined a completely different path for me, He would have liked me to be a professional footballer playing for his favourite team.
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For every violent act that stems from a football match there are countless humane acts performed, made possible, only by the platform Football provides. In the following blog I will discuss in depth how society Perceives Football and its professional players, noting the changes from the 50s up until the current day. I will explore the dangers of how football can be exaggerated into violence, whether it be intentional or unintentional. I will look at how Football has affected people financially and I will look at the Good that Football has done, be it either by individuals, clubs or the game as a whole.

Part 11

Football has changed drastically in the past sixty years both as a spectacle and what people perceive as the correct way of playing it but perhaps the biggest change is the perception and attitude of its athletes. Today it is reported that the premier league gets 4.7 billion viewers alone. This change is obviously due to the enormous increase of television owners and the broadcasters reach over the past 60 years. The drastic change in exposure has influenced how professional football players are perceived today, some being just as or in some cases more famous than any movie or pop star. This is also down to the dramatic change in lifestyle of the average professional footballer. The financial situation of football has allowed the professional players to live a very

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