Kerala, Photography

Football Fever in Kerala: WC 2018 Russia

It’s world cup time again and only a day away from the D day. Over last one month Keralites celebrated it breaking all barriers of religion and politics. There was only one religion, that’s football but many gods ๐Ÿ™‚

As we had a roller coaster world cup with more twists and turns than any edition as far as I could remember, we had to find new favorites to follow after almost every stage.

With the fall of Argentina, Portugal, Germany, Spain and Brazil most of the crazy football fans are in total disappointment. But that really didn’t stop them from watching the late night showdowns as they easily switched sides.

Their passion for football could be easily be noticed if you happened to travel in Kerala over last one month. Posters, cutouts, flex boards, painted walls with colors of different national flags and graffiti filled up each and every possible public space.

One thing I have to admit regretfully is the number of flex boards that were used and it’s environmental impact.

When I published a post four years back during Fifa WC 2014 Brazilย the number of flex boards were much lesser.

But, there is a positive side as well. Many fan clubs and friend circles opted to do away with flex boards and used cloth banners and other creative means to show off their loyalty.

Hope to have fitting battle tomorrow and let’s see what Croatia could achieve on this grand stage.

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