Young stars are playing with idols on the pitch
Journeys to love
The 24-year-old Chris Shea has been fond of Man City since he was a child, but he can only watch stars through television. ICC gives him the opportunity to watch a real match, with stars like Riyad Mahrez or Bernado Silva. So, he and his girlfriend Jessica ride from Durango to Miami to be on the stands, witnessing Pep Guardiola’s army defeat Bayern Munich.
It is a journey of about 5,000 km, equal to from London to … Pakistan, lasting 35 hours in a car with only 1,500 USD in the bag. However, as Shea said, it is more than a dream to see Man City players playing with flesh and bones.
Similarly, Keith Russell, a US government official, lives and works on Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Claiming to be an avid fan of Man City, Russell flew 800 km to Miami. He said that “it cost $ 2,000 for the plan” and “could not sleep on the eve of the match”. Russell admitted that he “could die of happiness with being on the Hard Rock stand”.
There seems to have been a major change in American soil. From a strange country with football, the sport is called “soccer” because “football” has been used for rugby, they began to be infatuated with a game of 22 players on green grass. Americans now no longer wonder why the players do not wear helmets (like rugby) or for whatever reason cannot stand under the opponent’s defense. ICC brings them closer to the big clubs in Europe and many people like Shea or Russell spend big sums to not miss the top performances.