Refugees, Eric Cantona, Madrid, Munich, and Tel Aviv: The Beautiful Ugly Game
They scoured Munich – where thousands of refugees have arrived – and eventually found Mohsen. He was watching a Champions’ League game in a Munich café. Football can be ugly. Football can be corrupt. But sometimes, the actions of some people within the game demonstrate its power for good.
In a Syrian refugee camp, where football plays the role of the “mother”
“Football is the most popular sport; it plays the role of the mother. It’s the only outlet that children have. It’s a very difficult life here in the refugee camp and football alleviates their suffering.”