Faster, higher, stronger: Sports fan activism and mediatized political play in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
In an analysis of sports fans activism and theoretical approaches to understand experiences of mediatized political play, we address groups of activists who protested using fan usual resources and repertoires. We focus on some episodes of protests performed by casual sports fans against the then acting Brazilian president, Michel Temer, during the Rio 2016 Olympics. The category of fan must also be further discussed when applied to sports and political fandoms, considering the disputes and competition background for which they are not only fans but also rooters.
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