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Preliminary findings from a longitudinal examination of the impact of the COVID‐19 pandemic on domestic supporters of England's professional football clubs: A social capital perspective [Abstract]

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posted on 17.06.2022, 10:55 authored by James Andrew KenyonJames Andrew Kenyon

In a recent commentary published in the Soccer & Society journal on professional football and the COVID‐19 pandemic in England, Kevin Moore (2021) argued that despite the importance of the sport in English culture, “It is just a game. We can easily live without it – if we have to” (p.43). The overall aim of this research, therefore, is to explore what happened when domestic supporters of England’s professional footballs teams did live without the sport throughout the COVID19 pandemic (during national lockdowns and social restrictions, and cancelled fixtures and seasons), how the pandemic impacted upon them and their support for the sport (and beyond), and what they did when the game slowly returned. In doing so, the research is guided by the following research question: “What were the effects of the COVID‐19 pandemic on football fandom and supporters’ social capital in the UK?”

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Book of Abstracts of the 30th European Sport Management Conference 2022

Source

30th European Sport Management Conference (EASM 2022)

Publisher

European Association for Sport Management (EASM)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The Author

Acceptance date

06/06/2022

Copyright date

2022

Publisher version

Language

en

Location

Innsbruck, Austria

Event dates

5th September 2022 - 8th September 2022

Depositor

Dr Jamie Kenyon. Deposit date: 15 June 2022

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