Real Madrid, Spain’s Civil War and a homage to an improbable hero

John McCormick mugs up on his Spanish history

McCormick’s Craic has one of its more scholarly moments. Here, inspired by recent musings on football and fascism, John McCormick traces the history of one of the men most closely associated with Real Madrid and finds him commemorated in places you’d expect people with handed-down memories of Franco atrocities to bristle at any mention …

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