Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 15 (1):59-73 (2021)

Jake Wojtowicz
King's College London
I argue that sports clubs should be punished for bad behaviour by their fans in a way that affects the club’s sporting success: for example, we are justified in imposing points deductions and competition disqualifications on the basis of racist chanting. This is despite a worry that punishing clubs in such a way is unfair because it targets the sports team rather than the fans who misbehaved. I argue that this belies a misunderstanding of the nature of sports clubs and of the nature of sporting success. Further, I argue that fans should want to be held responsible in such a way because it vindicates the significant role that they play in the life of their club.
Keywords Fans  Identity  Responsibility  Punishment  Racist chanting
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DOI 10.1080/17511321.2019.1703032
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