THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

14 October 2009 ~ Some badges have drama, some tell a story, some display a sense of history – Genclerbirligi's has all three. This clearly is a version of the Nativity story with a football standing in for the shepherds and wise men. The football has witnessed a star brighter than all the others in the night sky and vowed to follow wherever it might lead. In the picture, the football is bathed in the light thrown earthwards by the star and is just making up its mind to leave on its epic journey and whether it should phone in sick. With just two colours and a few straight lines, the artist here has created something wondrous to behold while linking top-tier Turkish football with the beginnings of Christianity. Read more

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