Among The Thugs

Drawn Offside: July’s Work

Last month, the Drawn Offside illustrators created work about FC Torino’s faded glory, Brazil’s troubled national team, and hooligan-lit [O]ur call for submissions for the Drawn Offside Emerging Illustrators Fellowship brought in letters from more than 40 very talented applicants, and our jury ended up choosing three for the first, six-month class. We are very …

This is 25: Looking back at Among the Thugs

The beautiful game still has an ugly underbelly. Why does this abusive element, and our perverse fascination with it, endure? Illustration by Case Jernigan The song lasts a devastating ten seconds on the low-res video. Its words are initially hard to discern. A group of men on a train car are attempting to harmonize. In another place …