Freedom of speech in football
Most of the legal systems in the world have the freedom of speech as a constitutional right.
However, not all is permitted to be said in the context of football and there are limits that have to be followed in order not to overpass the freedom of speech in sports.
It is easy, in front of a camera or in a press conference, to talk too much and thus, to think that one is exercising a right when trespassing the lines.
It is true that not all the countries have the same understanding over the freedom of speech and, depending on the culture, there may be serious differences that can lead to offences.
In the era of social media, this is not only a matter of answering questions before or after a match but also a matter of using those new ways of expression (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) alone in one’s own house,...
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