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How football on the Sabbath became normal

icon sunday16 March ~ With Manchester United hosting Liverpool and Arsenal travelling to Tottenham today Sky Sports executives will be looking forward to another "Super Sunday". Yet football matches in England on the traditional day of rest were once a controversial matter, and when the FA started trialling them in the 1970s they sparked protests from religious groups as well as prominent figures from inside the game, including Brian Clough, Alf Ramsey and Bob Lord. In WSC 324, from February 2014, Jon Spurling looked at how Sunday football became commonplace.

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