Footballers who became politicians

Young Liberians hold up a George Weah postet ahead of presidential elections in the country in 2017.
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It is often said that sport and politics should not mix, but that is impossible.

Sport is a reflection of society and football has a huge influence throughout the world – both culturally and politically.

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