Under The Brazilian Rainbow


Via Sports By Brooks comes this seemingly tall tale about these terrifying little fellers , who are supposedly part of Brazil's all dwarf soccer team, the "Gigantes do Norte."Even though this squad is not even close to being gigante in physical size, they are so in spirit, apparently.

The team is made up of 11 dwarves (average height: 4ft.) who travel Brazil playing youth teams in an effort to raise awareness for dwarfdom through their stubby-legged soccer prowess.

And just like their full-sized contemporaries, these Brazilian soccer little people also take on nicknames. The Gigantes star player, Cazemiro Ribeiro, is known on the field as "Vagner Love," which just sounds completely distasteful when affixed to a dwarf.

The pictures throughout the story in the Daily Telegraph remind me of a nicotine patch-induced dream I had one time. Enjoy.

Brazillian dwarves who are giants of football [Telegraph UK]
Dwarf Soccer Team Becoming a Big Hit in Brazil [SBB]