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Can we survive in a world without sport?

Declan Lynch


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Last Wednesday I suspended my monthly subscription to Sky Sports. I had been told by a friend that he was doing it, and that it hadn't been too hard, in the sense that you didn't need to have the skill-set of a tech wizard in a Bond movie to get it done.

No, you just ring them up, and you wait on the line for about 45 minutes, and eventually they answer and they do what you're asking them to do, in an agreeable manner.

Which is sort-of shocking in itself, even though it is clear to both parties that this is the more-or-less right thing to do - if I am paying for Sky Sports, and there are no sports on Sky, in all fairness it follows that we need to come to some other arrangement, or maybe even to no arrangement at all.