The Euro 2008 tournament is under way. Here’s a great interview with Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk about his love for Turkish football, community, and images from the stadium.
“The image that I remember most of all is of the Fenerbahçe players storming into the stadium before kickoff. They were called the canaries because of their yellow jerseys. It was as if they, like canaries, were fluttering into the stadium out of a hole. I loved it. It was poetry.”