In Good Conscience

In football, there's nothing to fear, not even fear itself

On successive nights in the Champions League, we were reminded this week of the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt when he became president of the United States in 1933: "Nothing to fear, but fear itself."

On Tuesday, Ajax went to the Bernabeu to knock Real Madrid out of the tournament that the Spanish giants had won the last three years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2019, with the headline 'In football, there's nothing to fear, not even fear itself'. Print Edition | Subscribe