Football is the quintessential communal experience. Across the world - in stadiums, bars and living rooms - countless milions of people experience collective emotion through the teams they support. Every day, football does with ease what art constantly tries to do: it makes people feel.
Issue five of OOF dives down into the emotional safety net that football provides for so many people. On the cover, we've got the amazing Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, interviewed by Ayodeji Rotinwa. Deeper in the mag, Justin Hammond gets all misty-eyed over Martin Andersen's photos of pre-match mischief, Rosemary Waugh explores the unravelling of masculinity in Corbin Shaw’s football flags, and Lydia Blakeley tells us why Delia Smith is a modern icon.
For the month of June, £1 of the cover price on all non-discounted online orders of issue five will be paid forward and split between the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund (selected by our cover star Omar Victor Diop) and The Black Curriculum, a social enterprise supporting the teaching of black history in UK schools.
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