Blog by Dr. Shimon Samuels
published in The Jerusalem Post
13 June 2012
In my youth in England, football was not considered an appropriate pastime for a good Jewish boy.
Hence my passive appreciation of "the beautiful game" was platonic : "play" for the footballers, "tonic" for me.
The 8 June opening of the Euro 2012 championship in Warsaw was a personal epiphany.