In Good Conscience

Power of sport must never be a political Trump card

We must be very careful what we say, and what we expect of the power of sport.

Following last Sunday's attempt to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter by a chemical nerve agent in Salisbury, a rural English city, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hinted at pulling the England team out of the World Cup.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2018, with the headline 'Power of sport must never be a political Trump card'. Print Edition | Subscribe