Every four years, when the FIFA World Cup comes around, Kerala’s love affair with the ‘beautiful game’ gets revitalized with fans finding novel ways of worshipping their football idols. And it’s no different this time around.
From painting their homes and vehicles with the hues of their favorite team to taking out giant posters and rallies in the names of their teams – extravaganza seems to be the norm.
And now, to add to Kerala’s vibrant ways of expressing its love for the game, there are some super groovy fan anthems too!
For instance, check out this one called ‘Football’s own country’ by Studio Mojo, which has beautiful visuals that show people of different ages and identities playing and celebrating football.
The video begins with a single line on a black screen which sets the tone for the sentiment in the song – “This is not a game, this is serious.” The song then talks about the myriad emotions people feel when they touch the ball, watch the players. The playground becomes a site of celebration and “throbs with life”.