Deadly passion

The old football truism made famous by former Liverpoool manager Bill Shankley that the game is more important than mere life and death found a tragic truth in Kenya earlier this week when an Arsenal fan hanged himself after his club lost to Manchester United in the European Champion's league semifinals.

The old football truism made famous by former Liverpoool manager Bill Shankley that the game is more important than mere life and death found a tragic truth in Kenya earlier this week when an Arsenal fan hanged himself after his club lost to Manchester United in the European Champion's league semifinals.

This weekend, South African football enters a grand finale. After the weekend, champions and also-rans will have been separated. The only certainty is that Bay United will play in the lower leagues come August.

We hope that our fans will manage to take the inevitable occasional pain that comes with being a fan. We don't have to agree with Shankley. It might not always look like it, but it is just a game.

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