Duleep Allirajah

Duleep Allirajah is sports columnist for spiked. He co-founded the Libero! network which campaigned against the increasing regulation of football fan conduct. Duleep has written on a wide range of social and cultural issues as seen through the prism of sport including racism and national identity, violence on and off the field, sportsmen as role models, and the commercialisation of football. He is a season ticket holder at Crystal Palace and hates public weeping at football, the wearing of jester’s hats and open-top bus parades for runners-up.

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Saturday 18 October 2014, 10.00 Frobisher 1-3
Thursday 30 October 2014, 19.00 Doggett's Coat and Badge, 1 Blackfriars Bridge, London, SE1 9UD
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