Claudio Rocha and Fiona Wyse

Th e aim of this study was to investigate whether 2018 FIFA World Cup (FWC) consumers would engage in political consumerism to reduce a perceived dissonance between host country (Russia) brand image and FWC brand attributes. Literature has associated Russia-hosted sport mega-events (SME) with violations of human rights. Drawing on cognitive dissonance theory, we investigate UK consumers (n = 417) on their per-ceptions about Russia’s brand image (cognitive and aff ective attributes) and FWC brand attributes before and aft er the event. Online questionnaires were used to collect data, which...Read more