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For a photographer it can often be a bit of a struggle to get an interesting shot for the upcoming PR campaign. Most will play it safe and just shoot the team or player standing in front of a wall, or kicking a ball or something just as boring, but not all. Some dare to be different!

This thread is dedicated to those trailblazing photographers who bucked the trends and said "NO!" to bland predictable football shoots...Usually ending in a hilariously weird result!!!

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Live mascots are a great way to gain publicity and engage with fans, particularly younger ones as shown in this photo of the legendary Millwall Lion. But when young cockney scallys start shoving the mascots tail up his own arse, things may be a little less effective from a PR point of view

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"Your team is sponsored by computers. You have the personality of a computer... sometimes ideas just write themselves!"

That is amazing

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"I prefer Women..."

 

Sure you do!

 

(thats Maradona hanging out with Queen  in case you didnt recognize him)

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Knowing that Pope John Paul II supported cracovia, and he attended games and stood in the terraces during his youth, gives a funny picture that he would have been standing in the middle of riots with wisla krakow fans.

And it's a coincidence that the Krakow derby is called "the holy war" 

roff

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Chilean League Fines Club for Map of Palestine on Jersey

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A club in Chile that is popular among fans of Palestinian descent has been fined by the country’s soccer league for wearing game jerseys in which the No. 1 was depicted by a 1947 map of Palestine before the creation of Israel.

Players for Palestino, a club that was founded in 1920 by immigrants from Palestine, have worn the jerseys in all three of their matches so far this season.

“The figure 1 was replaced by a map of the historic Palestine, before the United Nations resolution of Nov. 20, 1947, which established a Jewish state and an Arab state,” said the complaint by Patrick Kiblisky, the club president of Ñublense. Kiblisky is Jewish. “This map, which does not take into account the present state of Israel, is a symbol for the Palestinian people. These circumstances mean that its use constitutes a political matter.”

There are about 300,000 people of Palestinian descent living in Chile. That is believed to be one of the biggest populations outside the Middle East; the country’s Jewish population is under 20,000.

The National Association of Professional Football of Chile on Monday imposed a fine of about $1,300 on Palestino and directed the club to change its jersey design.

“The association is removed from religious and political activities, in general, and anything else which does not have a direct relation to its objectives and to sport,” the tribunal said in its six-page decision. “Consequently, the association prohibits any form of political, religious, sexual, ethnic or racial discrimination.”

Palestino is in second place in Chile’s top division, while Ñublense is in 14th. The teams are not scheduled to face each other until April.

After the team’s first game of the season, against Everton, in which the players wore the new jerseys, the director general for the Latin America branch of the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry, Itzhak Shoham, met with a Chilean trade official to express his concern.

“While Israel is striving to generate a positive environment to advance toward a two-state solution, it seems inappropriate to use sport for political ends,” Shoham said after the meeting, according to The Jerusalem Post.

In response, the Palestinian Federation of Chile said, “We reject the hypocrisy of those who blame this map, but they talk about the occupied territory as disputed territory.”

The president of Palestino, Fernando Aguad, said that “we accept the resolution and we will change our uniform.”

The controversy in South America comes on the heels of recent incidents in England as the sport grapples with incidents of racism and anti-Semitism. On Tuesday, the French player Nicolas Anelka, who plays in England with West Bromwich Albion, was charged by the country’s Football Association for making the quenelle gesture. Some people interpret it as anti-Semitic. Also Tuesday, three fans in London were charged with using the word “Yid” at a game involving Tottenham Hotspur, a club with a large Jewish fan base.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/sports/soccer/chilean-league-fines-club-for-map-of-palestine-on-jersey.html?action=click&contentCollection=Soccer&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article

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Want to know how to get people talking abut your brand spanking new hotel? Why not get Johan Cruyff to smash a ball through your front door at the grand opening!

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Thanks to desperation and the lack of shame in the advertising industry, football games have often been used as a platform to to get people talking about product. You would think that anyone with half a brain would realize sport fans are so fucking sick of having adverts shoved down their throat, the moment they realize that those hot chicks at the World Cup were actually paid to be there by beer companies or those fucking weird dudes dressed in black were a ploy to get you talking about some shit new phone, they immediately form an instant disliking to your brand. But no. It seems advertising executives have not figured this out yet.

 

Today we saw another one. This image of Moyes plastered all over the internet today was actually set up by a betting agency. Wont be too long before we have stadiums full of flash mobs and walking billboards while any actual fans will be forced to watch from home... If they can afford pay TV that is!

 

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