Sociology Of Sports$PE

Sport is sometimes referred to as an “opiate to society”; meaning, it can be utilized as a tool to quell social/political unrest or divert attention away from current issues.Similarly, sport is also regarded as having religious-like effects on fans and followers alike. In this assignment, please share your thoughts first on what that statement, “opiate to the masses” means to you. Next, whether you agree or disagree with both statements and why. Contextualize the current state of politics and sport at this moment through a comparison of what is presented in the passage and what you see now in the media (is it relevant to the climate today?). Utilize specific examples to support your opinion and be sure to read through your text for additional support on the subject.