THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

SouthernSamiity180

West Bengal holds an annual Immature Person of the Year festival and parade here in December, which was won in 2015 by a woman singing "I know a secret" over and over again and last year by two 50-something men not sharing a toy.

Southern Samity's crest commemorates the original champion of 1928, who astonished and delighted the crowd when he broke wind and created flame from a lit match held to his anus by his assistant. At first there was a stunned silence and then the enormity of the moment hit those present and wild applause broke out.

It was tried again next year by an imitator but he was unplaced, as by this time the practice was considered a legitimate skill and not immature at all. West Bengal is one of the country's lead exporters of finished leather goods, but this is not felt to be immature enough for its football team's motif. Cameron Carter

Related articles

Badge of the week ~ Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone’s FA were quite clear what they wanted two specific things for the national team’s badge. Firstly, something that said,...
Badge of the week ~ Sharjah FC, United Arab Emirates
Sharjah FC's crest is based on the ancient Arabian myth of the Sun and the Sea. As told in the tale The Sea and The Sun, which is based on an...
Badge of the week ~ FC Sioni Bolnisi, Georgia
Sasha the Over-Friendly Lion is a popular children's character in Georgia, featuring first in illustrated short stories, later cartoons and, in...