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Everything I know about morality and the duty of men, I owe to soccer.

Albert Camus

In honor of today’s clash of titans between Spain and Portugal at the European soccer championships, we include a much paraphrased quote by Albert Camus. Camus grew up in Algeria and played goalkeeper for his university’s junior team before abandoning the sport when his lungs were perforated by tuberculosis.

If you probe deeper, you’ll see that the quote has been interpreted in varying ways. It was translated from the French, so “football” and “soccer” are used interchangeably. And apparently the quote was actually longer, referring specifically to the RUA, the university where he was enrolled.

Anyway, we like the quote and we think Camus’s writings would be heady stuff for all those unused substitutes on the bench. 

Everything I know about morality and the duty of men, I owe to soccer.

Albert Camus

Albert Camus grew up in Algeria and played goalkeeper for his university’s junior team before abandoning the sport when his lungs were perforated by tuberculosis.

If you probe deeper, you’ll see that the quote has been interpreted in varying ways. It was translated from the French, so “football” and “soccer” are used interchangeably. And apparently the quote was actually longer, referring specifically to the RUA, the university where he was enrolled.

(via penamerican)