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Louder than words: Brazilian graffiti clashes against the World Cup

While the protests that took place during last summer’s Confederations Cup were overwhelming and affecting, recent news out of Brazil suggests that what we saw last year might have only been a precursor to a larger movement set to convene just as the World Cup looks to kick off in less than two weeks. 

From teachers to doctors, artists to indigenous populations, the Brazilian population is once again uniting against a perceived neglect on the part of the Brazilian government. With taxpayer funds gone missing, local businesses shunned in favor of multinational conglomerates, and many Brazilians left in an unstable position as both housing costs and forceful evictions increase, Brazilians are angry, and rightfully so. 

But while last summer’s protests focused upon mass gatherings as a primary means to garner international attention, organizers and frustrated Brazilians have shifted tactics, utilizing a variety of platforms to spread their message. And what could be more arresting for visitors to Brazil than anti-World Cup graffiti in the cities hosting matches?

Here’s to Brazilians taking a stand and making their voices heard. In any way possible. [Posted by Maxi] (via afootballreport)

Food not football - Brazilian artist Paulo Ito uses a picture to paint a thousand words
eventopompeia2014didatico by Paulo Ito on Flickr.

Food not football - Brazilian artist Paulo Ito uses a picture to paint a thousand words

eventopompeia2014didatico by Paulo Ito on Flickr.

FIFA GO TO HELL -  #NãoVaiTerCopa
Read more about the anti-World Cup protests - Thousands of Brazilians are Pushing Back Against the Government’s World Cup Plans 

FIFA GO TO HELL -  #NãoVaiTerCopa

Read more about the anti-World Cup protests - Thousands of Brazilians are Pushing Back Against the Government’s World Cup Plans 

(Source: twitter.com)


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reblogged from soccertronix
soccertronix: "no TV organization is interested in what the fans want but without the shouting and movement of the people football is nothing. the history of football lies in passion. and it will always be like this. without the passion football is dead: only 11 men on a field kicking a ball around. basically complete bullshit. it’s the supporters who make football something important."

soccertronix: "no TV organization is interested in what the fans want but without the shouting and movement of the people football is nothing. the history of football lies in passion. and it will always be like this. without the passion football is dead: only 11 men on a field kicking a ball around. basically complete bullshit. it’s the supporters who make football something important."

Footysphere is Against League 3 and supports the campaign against Greg Dyke’s crackpot idea to introduce ‘B’ teams into the English Football League set-up.
This proposal demonstrates that the people who administrate the English game serve only the interests of a minority of moneyed clubs plying their trade in the English Premier League. This minority care nothing for the well-being of the game outside their own spheres of self-interest and greed.
Lots has been written on just why the ‘B’ team idea is plain wrong. Here are three perspectives from a fan, a club and a former player.
The Fan - B Teams | The Blue and White Fanzine
The Club - FC United’s response to Greg Dyke’s FA Commission
The Player - B, or not to B? That is the Question | David Preece

Footysphere is Against League 3 and supports the campaign against Greg Dyke’s crackpot idea to introduce ‘B’ teams into the English Football League set-up.

This proposal demonstrates that the people who administrate the English game serve only the interests of a minority of moneyed clubs plying their trade in the English Premier League. This minority care nothing for the well-being of the game outside their own spheres of self-interest and greed.

Lots has been written on just why the ‘B’ team idea is plain wrong. Here are three perspectives from a fan, a club and a former player.

This old, torn, tatty, deflated football is a great visual metaphor for the state of modern football. Once the corporate whores have sucked the very life force from the game all that will be left is a shrivelled husk.
Image credit: Dr-Eryk-Lym

This old, torn, tatty, deflated football is a great visual metaphor for the state of modern football. Once the corporate whores have sucked the very life force from the game all that will be left is a shrivelled husk.

Image credit: Dr-Eryk-Lym


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reblogged from fcumad
via fcumad “We seem unable to decide whether we are “against modern football” or offering a new alternative in modern football. This flag is nevertheless mint.” 

via fcumad “We seem unable to decide whether we are “against modern football” or offering a new alternative in modern football. This flag is nevertheless mint.” 

#KEEPCOVINCOV (via footballisradical)

#KEEPCOVINCOV (via footballisradical)

Against Modern Football
(via svejk1888)

Against Modern Football

(via svejk1888)

An ‘Against Modern Football’ Football 
Bring Tradition Back To The Stadium I by ~KristeLynx

An ‘Against Modern Football’ Football 

Bring Tradition Back To The Stadium I by ~KristeLynx



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reblogged from tibdfc
Turn off Your Television | Turn on Your Passion
Support Your Local Football Team

Turn off Your Television | Turn on Your Passion

Support Your Local Football Team


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reblogged from kiezpiraten
St Pauli - ahoi ich hearties

St Pauli - ahoi ich hearties

(Source: kiezpiraten)

Bring Tradition Back To The Stadium

Bring Tradition Back To The Stadium


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ŁKS Łódź looking forward to Euro 2012? #AgainstModernFootball (via fankurve)

ŁKS Łódź looking forward to Euro 2012? #AgainstModernFootball (via fankurve)