Forsyth on the World Cup

I’m not sure that Forsyth had the World Cup in mind when he wrote ‘Justice may be satisfied with penalty: but the only satisfaction to holiness is holiness.’ But he might have had something at least similar when he asked in a 1913 sermon, ‘What is to protect us from that antisocial passion for sport and pleasure, for instance, which is breeding gamblers and bleeding citizenship, which throngs to football but cannot be dragged to vote?’ If he had only watched the Aussie game last night. Go Aussies!!! oi oi oi.

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