THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

21 December ~ One of the more enigmatic badges. There are many interpretations as to what Safi's central image represents. To some it is suggestive of a boll weevil on its back, symbolising the struggle for us all to find our feet in this world. The boll weevil, in particular, is a mysterious figure even among its fellow insects on account of its habit of appearing in non-residential areas of town late at night, apparently in a hurry. Others see here a warning in the shape of an overweight rabbit, representing the state of domesticated crapulence that bedevilled Ancient Rome in its last days before the empire tilted into self-destruction. Read more

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