Disclaimer: Not an original thought.
Quote from the movie “The Gladiator” –
I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it’s the sand of the coliseum. He’ll bring them death – and they will love him for it.
Can you think of anything contemporary to this? No?
How about the Indian Premier League?