It's not just the spectacle we crave. Sport also offers identity, pride, hope | Kenan Malik

The coronavirus crisis has put the importance of sport in perspective, but being a fan is more than a personal obsession • Coronavirus latest updates • See all our coronavirus coverage I tried. I really did. But I simply could not get into it. Belarusian football, that is. As coronavirus has brought life to a standstill across the globe, so sport has disappeared from our calendar. And many sports, and sports fans, have taken to finding alternatives, from virtual races to replays of old matches to following Belarus football, one of the few football leagues still active. Continue reading...