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Could Slovakia-England result affect Brexit vote?


I'm a bit sceptical about the link between football results and voting behaviour.   The evidence is contradictory and if there are causal effects they could be in opposite directions.   My scepticism is increased in the case of referendums where voters are making a different kind of judgment from elections.

Could the England-Slovakia result affect the outcome?   Make your own mind up on the basis of this article.   Some of the evidence is from the rather different context of the US, though.