Cross-Border Tensions Affecting Sports

A Content Analysis of Reactions to Extreme Decisions Made by Ramiz Raja on Twitter Due to Politics Being Exposed to Sports


  • Dua Nauman MacEwan University



This study aimed to explore cross-border tensions affecting sports and how people reacted to the decision made in the wake of those tensions. Fifty Twitter comments were sampled using a purposive method to gain knowledge about the themes in reactions to bold decisions made by Ramiz Raja. Results revealed 11 main themes. The literature suggests that disputes are brought up by politicians, which reflects the general population. The results show that the public does not hold the same views as the politicians, and people are more accepting of moving past conflicts. People are very protective of cricket in both nations. Current events have shown that despite politicians working hard to keep nations apart, the people do not completely agree.