Sporting Life

From a hard-fought summer come pictures of respect


The brain takes a picture and sometimes it never gets erased. Like a beautiful footprint that remains forever. This one is of two Swedes reaching out to a Swiss player at the World Cup. They're all folded in half, as if bent over in tired communion. As a picture it is not extraordinary, as a moment it offers the simple beauty of sporting brotherhood.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2018, with the headline 'From a hard-fought summer come pictures of respect'. Print Edition | Subscribe