Mitja Velikonja Interview on Soccer Stories Newsletter

College professor, sports journalist, and author Leander Schaerlaeckens, interviews Mitja Velikonja about his upcoming title, The Chosen Few: Aesthetics and Ideology in Football Fan Graffiti and Street Art in his latest post for Soccer Stories, an exclusive soccer newsletter Schaerlaeckens updates weekly,.

The two academics discuss the plurality of ultras street-art, and Velikonja notes, “[the graffiti] speaks literally about everything, not only about soccer: about social and ethnic identities, about political preferences, masculinity, ways of life, about local history, etc,” giving readers a glimpse into the breadth of topics researched in Velikonja’s book.

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For more information on Velikonja’s book, featuring hundreds of photographs from his research archive, click here.