De Gouden Wissel

- work in progress -
A new form of football commentary that doesn’t discriminate and shows a better representation of the game and its players.

2021 - ongoing

As a massive football fan, I notice that racism is visible in many aspects of the game, intentional and unintentional. The deep-rooted problem is still that white players and black players are not being treated the same within the pillars of the organizations.

By researching this problem and noticing it more as I focussed on the live commentary, I was eager to do something with my findings to kick racism a bit further out of the game.

As a work in progress, I will share my experiments, research, and findings while I create a new form of football commentary that will do justice, unlike the current, subjective, one-dimensional view of reality presented by the media.
My first steps with “De Gouden Wissel”(Dutch: the Golden exchange, or Super Sub in football slang) was to get the word on the street.

Through Basis 11 and the men of Kantinepraat, a collective of young football fans that discuss different topics during their show, I was invited as a guest on their new episode.

A week later, we organized a panel talk at Pakhuis de Zwijger with Angelo Bromet as moderator, prof. Jacco van Sterkenburg as researcher and other guests. 

2022 — Rotterdam