Abstract:This paper is a study of British football status. Britain is the place of origin of modern football. After 100 years of development, football has spread into every stratum of society in Britain. British people like football very much, their life has close relationship with football. Thus, football is one kind of sports culture more than a sport in the United Kingdom. However, British football is not only a sport, but also an industry. A number of people are working in this industry, and British football has high degree of commercialization. But with high level of development, British football has two main problems, they are football hooliganism and racial discrimination. Through the analysis of British football status, this paper is trying to find out British football has the sunny side and the gloomy side. The sunny side has occupied the dominant position, and the gloomy side is impossible to overwhelm the sunny side. British football keeps on developing positively, and with its superiority and influence to provide the reference for the development of football industry in other European countries, so as to enhance the development of European football industry.
Key words: status; British football; commercialization; football hooliganism; racial discrimination