Yes, the world cup is happening, but there’s also cricket, cycling, tennis, and a whole bunch of other sports as well. What I have done here is selected a few images from non-football sports to illustrate 2 of the ideals of masculinity as given in the 19th century.
“Showing excessive feeling was expected to be confined to very specific contexts such as winning or loosing at sports”
(England losing to Sri Lanka, Cricket)
(Djokovic winning Wimbledon)
(End of the first day of the Tour de France
“Male figures must show no anger, desire or surprise”
(Christian Malcolm, athletics)