It is of great importance for the governing bodies of Football that the game is totally disconnected from political views and steering. The reality though, is different. Football to great extent is a political instrument as it involves deep feelings of joint identity.
This Intenational Worker's Day, I recommend reading the blog article
Workers of the World United: Football and Socialism,
by an anonymous scribe from the Portsmouth Branch of the Socialist Party.
The image: Tifo of the Communist Fans of AS Livorno