Makeshift footballs

16th Oct 2014

I came across an article about football and the contrasts that exists within. From millions paid to footballers like Ronaldo and Messi, to sponsorship contracts that involves God knows what, a Belgian photographer, Jessica Hilltout, shows us football in its purest form and footballs as one-of-a-kind-creations.

Football is a game played by hundreds of millions of people in hundreds of countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. However, a large percentage of its enthusiasts are unable to afford actual footballs to play with. Instead, they fashion their own makeshift balls out of things they have on hand — things like socks, rubber bands, plastic bags, strips of cloth, and string. The DIY balls may be difficult to use and ugly in appearance, but each one is a treasured possession of its owner. Beautiful…

 

 

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