Football historians talk about the game in a previous pandemic


Soccer — faculty and the NFL — is wrestling with how to participate in amid the coronavirus. A seem into the pages of heritage reveals some of the very same concerns surrounding journey constraints and the motivation to participate in just over a century in the past.

The H1N1 virus — called the Spanish flu when it broke out in 1918 — is estimated to have infected 500 million persons globally, with 675,000 fatalities in the United States, in accordance to facts from the CDC.

Longtime Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame historian Joe Horrigan and curator and historian at the School Soccer Corridor of Fame Jeremy Swick have spent time over the previous several months searching back at soccer throughout the 1918 flu pandemic.

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“Some thing that struck me proper absent, that the instances, a time of social unrest, a health emergency like most experienced in no

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