The Northern Star – Sport is a form of tribalism, an easy way to bond with others, says columnist Maggie Cooper.

Summary

  • Sport is a form of tribalism, an easy way to bond with others, says columnist Maggie Cooper.
  • Sport is a form of tribalism, an easy way to bond with others, says columnist Maggie Cooper.
  • Following a team is a form of tribalism; it’s a convenient and mostly easy way to bond with others (unless you live in Victoria or Tasmania and follow AFL; then it’s a reason to really hate your neighbour).
  • Many of the participants had never seen Europeans; there were some amazing traditional costumes, and bones piercing noses, ears and many other body parts best not mentioned.
  • Part of the show involved a spear-throwing competition; the challengers, many of whom looked to be not long out of the Stone Age, jeered and catcalled each other.


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