The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
This is…it’s almost too beautiful for words. Paris Saint-Germain fans fought each other during PSG’s match against Manchester City, and the English tabloids were on hand to watch. As a marriage of subject, artist, and medium, this is cosmic, the equivalent of a piece of costume jewelry drawing a portrait of Victoria Beckham. What they’ve produced doesn’t quite live up to the moment, but how could it? When Joyce met Proust, all they did was complain about their health.
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by Brian Phillips · December 4, 2008