The common interests of football and politics are often intertwined. Tribalism dictates shapes both spheres, with those who shout loudest heard clearest. Fundamentally, there are comparisons to be drawn, yet those links have never been stronger than they have been this summer. Euro 2016 is the most politically charged major tournament of all.
Russian supporters attack England fans at the end of the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Russia, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP