A fag at half-time: a history of smoking in football

The latest issue of FourFourTwo magazine includes my feature on smoking in football, which looks at the changing relationship between tobacco and the beautiful game.

“When Jack Wilshere smoked a cigarette outside a London nightclub after Arsenal’s Champions League win over Napoli earlier this season, he inadvertently sparked up the burning issue of smoking in football. Photos of the England midfielder smoking made front page news, despite the fact that he is by no means the first footballer to have enjoyed a sneaky gasper.”

Read the full story in the February 2014 issue of FourFourTwo.


Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football and history. Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, The Guardian etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK

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