A friend I’ve known for years turns out to be a football supporter. Not a follow-from-a-distance-glance-at-the-results-occasionally-but-can’t-name-the-chairman-or-a-handful-of-the-current-squad supporter – he’s real. It’s not just that his team are local – he’s attracted to their values. You see, Forest Green Rovers – known as the first vegan football team – were taken over by the head of Ecotricity, Dale Vince, in 2010. (See Where the Grass is Greener, Issue 311.) Their pitch is organic. They sell Quorn pies. The players all drive electric cars. In 2018, they became the first football club in ...


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