Sportswriter Will Leitch, Newly Minted Soccer Fan

Sportswriter Will Leitch, Newly Minted Soccer Fan

Planet Fútbol with Grant Wahl - December 28, 2017 - 46:00

Grant is joined by Will Leitch, the founder of Deadspin and now a writer for Sports on Earth, New York magazine and other publications. They talk about Leitch's trip down the rabbit hole of soccer fandom, including the story of his support for the U.S. national team, Arsenal and becoming a season ticket holder for Atlanta United. Leitch, who has written extensively on sports fandom, explains what makes soccer different from a fan's perspective than other sports.

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