South Africa: A Day at the Stadium

One of the few ways that South Africa's hapless blacks and coloreds have to express their dismay at apartheid is to boo vigorously the all-white home teams at international sports contests. In 1955 the unpatriotic favoritism of nonwhites at a rugby game with Great Britain at Bloemfontein brought about a racial slugfest that resulted in a ten-year ban on black and colored spectators in that city; five years ago, a similar clash forced officials to halt a South Africa-Britain soccer match in Johannesburg's Rand Stadium.

None of these feuds matched the battle from...

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