England: Football & Hauntology

Adrian de León
4 min readJul 12, 2021
Photo by Bruno Figueiredo on Unsplash

England in 2021 is a nation and a society submerged by Hauntology.

A term first coined by French philosopher Jacques Derrida, Hauntology is a concept which focuses on the reappearance, or stubborn resistance, of elements from the past in the reality of the present.

Most recently it has been applied to cultural phenomena — music and art — by writers, such as Mark Fisher. Hauntology in…