Football and Brazil is intertwined. The samba skills, the nifty footwork, the joy of playing – these are the images we’ve come to associate Brazilian football with.
As a huge football fan, I’m a big admirer of the iconic jerseys of Brazil national team. I find them to be an accurate representation of its country – vibrant, diverse, energetic and fun-loving.
Though I’ve never own any of their shirts, it doesn’t stop me from casting an envy eye on the design. The story behind this bright yellow top with green trims, blue shorts and white socks involves a trip down memory lane to their World Cup struggle in 1950.
Brazil lost that game, and Brazilians were absolutely crushed. People left the stadium in tears, and some of their tears transformed into racist grudges.
[…] Everything was scrutinized, including those plain white jerseys the players had worn in the game. Brazilians thought they were cursed and the soccer authorities decided to hold a competition to design a new uniform.
Not to spoil anything here, read on to find out what happened next.