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When Benfica played our troops turned the speakers with the radio commentary towards the woods and this way we were never attacked. War stopped in those moments because even the MPLA (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola) liked Benfica. It was weird because it didn’t make any sense being at war against people who shared the same club.

The novelist António Lobo Antunes recalls the Portuguese colonial wars in Angola and the cruel absurdity of colonial repression through the lens of football.  (Taken from the article “The Flight of the Eagles” by Luis Catarino, appearing in “The Blizzard”, Issue 6)

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