A little soccer team in the largest country in South America is proving to be a big sensation with the football-frenzied populace. And we do mean little.
The LONDON SUN has the snapshots & The DAILY TELEGRAPH has the story of a squad in Brazil featuring a roster entirely filled by dwarves (or midgets, or vertically-challenged individuals, or whichever moniker makes you feel most comfortable).
And the team name they’ve given themselves? Gigantes del Norte. Translation: “Giants of the North.” Oh, the irony!
Yet, the pint-sized pitchmen are becoming a huge hit with Brazilian fans, with their games against under-13 opponents “drawing massive crowds” in their home base of the city of Belem.
So, was the team put together as some sort of small joke? Not at all:
Managed by professional coach Carlos Lucena, the Giants were put together in an effort to raise the profile of dwarves in Brazilian society and challenge ’sizeist’ attitudes.