All the Enemies I’ve Made Watching Football

What you looking at, dummy?

Taru Anniina Liikanen

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Argentine football player Lionel Messi raising his fist in the air on the field.
The GOATi. Image credit: Tasnim News Agency, CC BY 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. Source.

Growing up in Finland, a country where football doesn’t really exist, we had only one real enemy: Sweden.

Don’t get me wrong, our western neighbor isn’t one we’d go to war against. That kind of hatred is reserved for Russians.

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Taru Anniina Liikanen

Stand-up comedian and recovering political ghostwriter. Finnish by birth, porteña at heart. Bad jokes frequent.