By Susan Ferguson
17 October 2010
There is nothing fair, for instance, about a game that excludes or demeans women and queers; nor is merit the first word that comes to mind watching pro-sports that reward brutality over skill. Rather, sport under capitalism - and the values associated with it - serve narrow interests that ultimately divide and oppress people.
Despite the rhetoric, it's winning at all costs and self-sacrifice that really count, as these (not merit, fair play and self-discipline) are the values that pump up the profits in professional sports, reputations in the amateur field, and endorsement contracts in both.
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