This is an excellent article. And this is your read for the day, dear reader. Click here to read it. Here’s an excerpt:
Back home that night, angry people on message boards don’t share the moustachioed men’s enthusiasm. They are sniffing about Dortmund fans; football hipsters. Jurgen Klopp, the achingly charismatic Dortmund coach is apparently a fake – although it’s unclear what he’s faking apart from his hair. It seems Dortmund are definitively not cool now. They are old hat. Its fans are poseurs. Borrussia Dortmund are this year’s Barcelona. A team to be tossed about between zealous disciples and jaded misanthropes like a piece of yellowed meat. Dortmund and its ownership model, cheap ticketing and young team has become a prism for us to bicker through and a footballing concept to define ourselves by.
Well done, Tom Young.