Why Real? I asked.
“I like Ronaldo.”
More and more young people I meet wear a jersey because of a player and not the team. It must be good for economy – if not for football – since today’s stars change teams easily and fans follow them. Zain came to Montreal only two months ago from Karachi, Pakistan. A smart young man, he is a graduate student working on his masters in industrial engineering. I can’t wait for the winter, he told me. Well, good luck Zain. Winter is coming, and it’s going to be as white, and as cold, as that jersey you wear.