Representation of cryptocurrency is seen with logos of some of the football clubs that have their own token coins (Picture credit: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The not-so-beautiful game

Paul Lay and Nick Timothy discuss the morality — and immorality — of football


In the June 2022 issue of The Critic, Nick Timothy wrote that football needed to “search its conscience”, regarding the growing trend of clubs selling their own “fan tokens” — a sort of club-labelled crypto product, which can be bought and sold at prices that rise and fall according to demand.

In this podcast, The Critic‘s literary editor, Paul Lay, talks to The Critic‘s Sporting Life correspondent, Nick Timothy, about the wider issue of morality — and immorality — in football.

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