Brexit should be having a profound effect on football if we apply the same logic to football matches as we have done to the Brexit Process! This sounds pretty daft and vague doesn’t it but if you think about it there are similarities and if we applied to same rules then football might be quite a different game. The process is about winners and losers and how we determine which is which. The Brexit process is being taken forward based on the fact that the Leave Campaign managed to secure a 3.8 % majority over the Remain Campaign.
So lets apply this to a Football Match situation and say that despite what happens on the pitch the outcome and final result will actually be determined by the relative amounts of fans present from each of the respective teams. Footballing skills and reasonable argument caused by the scoring of goals on the field of play become meaningless. Also a draw is impossible to achieve. Success is simply measured by the amounts of fans participating/attending. The Team with the most fans in attendance wins no matter what takes place on the field of play. If your team has the most fans it wins. There is no competition to see which team is the most determined or skillful, these have no consequence on the outcome of the game and do not figure in the assessment. The majority will always win in this situation and logic and reasonable argument based upon gameplay and skillfulness can be disregarded. The same applies to Brexit, where reasonable argument and consequence have been ignored in favour of Majority Rule.
So next time I want to make a decision that effects me and my family should I go and consult a cross section of the public which takes no notice of their educational background, occupation or abilities to make choices based on the information that I provide to them. Should I then base my final choices and decisions upon what may be their very unlearned opinion about matters of which they have no understanding or knowledge but of which instead they may just have an opinion? Is majority decision the right choice to make simply because it is based on numbers? We elect Governments to make learned choices for us. Our democratic system elects those that we choose through a majority voting system but the difference here and after that is we elect them in a contest but then we expect them to make the right choices after that and not to have to consult us and seek a majority. We empower them to make choices on our behalf that which we would hope represents our best interests and the interests of Britain as a whole. What we can learn from the recent EU Referendum in 2016 is that Majority decisions do not always work in our interest and our democratic system is not supposed to act in that way either.