I saw this yesterday and thought it was pretty sick…
**Full disclosure, this isn’t your regular Taylor post with “dick & ball” jokes – so if you’re here for that, feel free to skip along**
The Swedish Women’s National Soccer Team (who as you can imagine are unbelievable SMOKES*) have decided to do things a little differently. Instead of wearing their last names on their jerseys, like every other team on the planet, they are rocking different quotes on the back of their jerseys.
I looked into it more like trying to figure out what it’s all about, and basically it’s just positive tweets from famous Swedish women… And I kinda dig it.
I think many will see this as “Oh, goddammit, they’re shoving feminism down our throats again…” but honestly I don’t see this like that at all. Strip this down to it’s bare bones and it’s just positive messages:
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.“
“Believe in your damn self.“
“I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.“
“I’m playing for my girls in Iran.“
“I believe women can do anything they decide to.“
Believe it or not, even a gun owning American like me can agree can open my mind enough to say, “Yeah, this is pretty cool.”
We always say it’s not about the name on the back, it’s the name on the front… Sweden threw away the name on their back and replaced it with something that’s grabbing global attention. Hell yeah.
Good for the Swedish National team. You have the platform and you’re using it to send a message. Well done.
Don’t Worry, I’m Not Getting Soft,
*This Swedish team may be the epitome of the “Cheerleader Effect” (where a group of chicks together all make each other look 700x more beautiful) but listen – your boy Taylor 100% has a “type” and it’s blonde hair, blue eyed… Basically the entire country of Sweden… So yes, these women are all SMOKES.