World Germany: Football teams perform while completely naked to protest commercialisation

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In an act of protest against the commercialization of their sport, two teams played a football game completely naked. The organizer said he sought to convey authenticity, something he says football lacks.

Two football teams in the town of Oer-Erkenschwick in North Rhine-Westphalia played a game on Sunday completely naked, as part of a protest against money in football.

The game was organized by the artist Gerrit Starczewski at the Stimberg Stadium on the northern edge of Germany's industrial Ruhr area.

"The football system is sick, that's why we all get naked," the 34-year-old artist said.

"Everybody wants to have authenticity. But I think you are only particularly authentic if you do without all the other stuff, really everything, from the advertising banners to the clothing," Starczewski told sports magazine 11Freunde ahead of the match.

The players only wore football shoes and socks, with the sock colors separated by team in order to differentiate who played for whom. Players' numbers were hand-painted on their backs.


Read more here. (DW, Deutsche Welle)
 
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This sounds like a great way to commercialize the sport.

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