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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Homeless World Cup

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Back to Edinburgh again...

In the afternoon we stumbled upon the homeless world cup - that world renowned football competition. I have to admit that I thought the idea of homeless people from all over the world being flown over here and having their accomodation and food paid for them was slightly ironic. But it was really quite poignant seeing how happy and grateful the players were to be involved in the event, and it must have done a huge amount for their confidence and feelings of self worth.

There was a really good turn out and the stands reached full capacity when the Scotland boys came on. And man, was the atmosphere good. The crowd were as loud and enthusiatic as they are at Hampden. Although I'm sure a few spectators would have been forgiven for mistaking the homeless guys for the national squad. There was an uproar when Scotland finally broke the deadlock in the later stages of the match...


Anonymous Uncle Sam said...

This is priceless!! You Scottish guys actually have an event just so you can mock homeless people? These bums actually play soccer just for your amusement? Wowza, this is my kind of country, i'm on the next flight out.

3:33 am, August 01, 2005  
Blogger Mahes said...

They are not only "Homeless"
They are..
as there is nothing to possess.

Beautiful.. to see them.

3:06 am, August 02, 2005  
Blogger John said...

Haha, I'll see you soon then Uncle Sam :)

10:35 pm, August 04, 2005  

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