Mihir Bose: Europa League is another concept that the English have been slow to grasp

The British have a great capacity to invent new sports. But, having got the world playing, they are very hostile to any change to the sports they have invented.

The British genius for sports has been well documented. The country may not be a sporting super-power but nearly all modern sports were either invented in this country or their laws codified here.

The problem arises when the sports the British have invented are changed,

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