In these increasingly ‘libertarian’ though conservative times I want to raise a question about the nature of contemporary state intervention in popular cultural industries like football, especially through the judiciary, magistracy and police, but also in terms of a wider governance, indeed ‘governmentality’, of popular culture by governing bodies and by private and public companies like professional football clubs. I want to take as a case study the so-called ‘Leeds United trial’, although it is by no means the only example2 we could select. First let us set the scene for the case study.
How to Cite
Redhead, S., (2016) “Leeds United on Trial”, Entertainment and Sports Law Journal 1(3), p.5. doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/eslj.161