THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

9 February ~ This badge is a hall of mirrors. Part badge, part ink-blot test, Africa Sports' crest has a dual message. Some see a lofty hawk eyeing the landscape for its next kill. The poet Ted Hughes, gazing upon this still, majestic creature, went straight home and wrote: "My manners are tearing off heads/The allotment of death." (There was no Facebook in his day, otherwise he would have gone home and typed "Saw hawk" in his status update and logged off to watch The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.) Others see no hawk, no agent of death or totalitarian symbolism, but a duck lounging around in Ray-Bans, shooting the breeze. Read more

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