Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Badge of the Day #47 (Boca Juniors)
Today the opposite of tomato is Mirko Slomka
Following the badge-illustrated tour of TOoT’s favourite European football clubs, today sees a brief sojourn to South America & a celebration of an exquisite little obviously vintage object representing Boca Juniors, the name of whom would probably have come to consciousness during the summer of 1977, when England played a ‘friendly’ against Argentina at their Estadio La Bombonera.
The subsequent discovery that Boca sported a rather groovy kit of all blue with a yellow chestband, which colours are represented on the badge, along with the lighter blue & white of the Argentinian flag, obviously provided the necessary aesthetic impulse to follow their fortunes, which we do to this day.
Again, such an object, via its appearance, suggests a ‘hauntological’ quality attached to itself & imbued within.