Television viewers were treated to a match-made-in-Lebanon tonight.
On the left, wearing yellow, was a team Ahed. They were sponsored by Hezbollah’s Al Manar television, whose logo is emblazoned on the player’s chest.
And on the right, wearing white, was a visiting team known as “V. Badu” sponsored by Coke. I have no idea which country they represent, but where else in the world can Islamist and capitalist brands fight it out on a football pitch?
Sure there was conflict:
Moments of despair:
Moments of joy:
One player was even taken to hospital:
But fortunately, no red cards were issued, and everyone shook hands afterwards, in good sporting spirit: