Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil's famous yellow jersey, dies

Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil's famous yellow jersey, dies
 

The man who designed the Brazilian football team's famous yellow shirt has died.
Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a designer, journalist and writer, was 83 and had been diagnosed with skin cancer.
He was only 18 when he submitted his design to a national competition launched after Brazil's traumatic home defeat in the 1950 World Cup.
Until losing in the final match to Uruguay, the Brazilian national team used to play in white.
That unexpected and traumatic defeat led to a crisis of national identity.
'It had to be yellow' The authorities decided that a new strip would be created and launched a national... read more

 
17 November 2018 in World News, Views: 62
Source: BBC
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