Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Did you see jackie robinson hit that ball?

I see in today's USA Today that the Selecção, the Portuguese national team, will wear special black and white team uniforms as part of nike's "standupspeakup" campaign to protest the racism rampant in soccer instead of their usual red and green. Football has had a hand in combating racism. Nowhere is this moreso than in Brasil, where passion for the "beautiful game" outweighs considerations of color. It also didn't hurt that Pelé had preternatural skills.

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