Craig Bellamy and the search for Welsh masculinity

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Harry Harris | MUNDIAL
August 2018 | 12-minute read


There’s a difference between asking a trainee to clean your boots and telling him you’re going to break his legs. That kind of masculinity, one based on punishment and suffering and resilience, has the consequential effect of ignoring psychological issues. It pushes them to the bottom, it makes them worse. It takes something that used to be a passion—the game—and turns it into a crutch.


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