Jude Bellingham is a relic of modern football

Adrian de León
3 min readSep 13, 2023

On Tuesday 12 September 2023, Scotland ‘welcomed’ England at Hampden Park in a friendly to celebrate the 150 years since they first played each other in what was also the first officially recognised international game. To mark the occasion, England players warmed-up wearing a special edition shirt of minimalist design and bearing the crest from that original game. This homage to the past, these relics of a time gone by, were taken off before the game as the England players entered the field with their modern, latest-hype designed, ‘official merchandise’ shirts on. They did…

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