Two men wearing the yellow Seleção shirt and posing for a photograph with the Olympic rings at the Olympic Park – Barra.
Seleção is the name given to the Brazilian football (soccer) team. Its main home uniform is comprised of a yellow T-shirt and blue shorts.
Most of the population of Rio (and Brazil) adopted the Brazilian yellow t-shirt as a symbol of patriotism and wear it not only for varied sport events but also at good and harsh times when showing the feeling of being proud of Brazil is important – for instance during political rallies, demonstrations or simple trips abroad.
The shirt represents much more than just football, it embodies the culture of an entire nation. The yellow shirt is heavy and full of meaning: with a past of glory on the fields, the ones wearing it today are showing that they believe together in the future of the nation.
Photo taken on 07/Aug/2016.