Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 4/5/13
It took three years for the idea to take fruition but, after a lot of planning and even more material, a Uruguayan soccer club has set a new world record with the largest banner ever unfurled at a soccer game. On Thursday, during the Copa Liberdores tie against Mexican club Toluca, Nacional fans showed their team spirit and covered three-quarters of Estadio Centenario stadium and most of its 65,000-capacity stands with the colorful tribute. The grueling task of making the 1968-foot by 170-foot banner took over a year-and-a-half once the design was decided upon and took 5,400 hundred fans to lug it into the stadium before lowering it. On the left of the banner, the words "Al bolso lo hace grande su gente" are written. They translate to, "The fans make Bolso (the club's nickname) a great team". To the right, it reads, "La Banda del Parque. La que nunca abandona", which translates to, "The group from the park, that will never abandon the club." In addition, the names we...
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