A campaign to fight racism against Black players in soccer stadiums backfired as it presented controversial images of primates to advance its message of tolerance.
In advance of soccer teams Feyenoord and AS Roma facing off again tonight, the Dutch Senate has said that its government should pay for the restoration of the Bernini fountain damaged by Feyenoord fans in Rome last week.
Dutch soccer fans wreaked havoc on Rome over the past two days, damaging a 17th-century fountain designed by Bernini and leaving the city’s historic center strewn with trash.
In 1977, Brazilian soccer star Pelé posed for Andy Warhol, who snapped a photo to use in the creation of one of his iconic screenprints. But Pelé didn’t need Warhol to immortalize him; he was already arguably the greatest player in the world’s most popular sport.