England, Omar

England. Omar. St. Catherine/Guy, Montreal, 2011

Why England? I asked.

“I support Germany and this jersey is a gift from a friend.”

This is a very popular shirt in this city, and everywhere I’ve been in North America. Before I started this project I’d seen many England jerseys, but it took Omar to be the first to cross my path when I had camera on me. On a first couple of pictures he had a hat on and I never realized what’s hiding under it. But then he suggested to take it off. Thank you Omar. He is from Jordan, inexplicably supports German national team even though he never lived there, and wears this England shirt because a friend gave it to him as a gift. As I continue with this, the geography of football culture is getting more interesting.

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