On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we interview William Heyen about his poem “Parity,” concerning a 1944 football match at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Beside crematoriums, Nazis engineered the ultimate perversion of sport.
Boys' sides from two Khayelitsha children's homes compete in 30mph winds and occasional horizontal rain on Cape Flats on 24 Jun 09. Match referee Shaun Daweti laments the swearing during the game, especially over two vigorously contested late goals. As a result, he awards neither side "fair-play points."