In 2001, the Zapatista football squads toured Mexico, during which time their goalkeeper was none other than Banksy, so says the Daily Mail. We know what you’re thinking but hear us out.
During his travels, Banksy painted murals and sprayed many stencils to commemorate the Zapatista fighters. In the new book, ‘Freedom Through Football,’ which traces the story of the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls soccer team.
Granted the photos are said to feature him in street art attire – hoodies and hats – and not show much of his face (think as hazy as Exit Through The Gift Shop) but they do attempt to offer one piece of the jigsaw that still surrounds the street art hero’s identity.
We can’t believe we’ve added a link to the Daily Mail but at least it features a testimonial to Banksy’s footie skills in Mexico by fellow team-mates.
Credit due to BlouinArtInfo who’s info we are relaying!