The good people at Le Ballon have brilliantly cultivated their league over the past few years. Through unique media campaigns, pop up bars/restaurants/shops and clothing. Le Ballon is now a brand for creative and like-minded fans of soccer from various walks of life. Last month, on June 14th, the third season of LBFL came to a close at the State Bauer, on the outskirts of Paris.
After a 7-month season which included weekly matches as well as training sessions, Paris’ most creative and influential came together for a play-off elimination tournament/party.
On the Pitch, competition was fierce as Glory Hunters FC played David in knocking out the 2nd placed Goliath, CCC on PK’s, while River Dubplate, Public House FC and Bled FC were all eliminated early on.
Of pitch, food was provided courtesy o fPaperBoy Paris who transformed a run-down commentary box into their very own pop-up restaurant. Heinken provided the booze and River Dubplate’s sound system provided the times
An intersting thing to note is that the PSG ultras who have been banned from the Parc des Princes have found a new home on the sidelines of the LFBF in supporting the Paris 75ers. Their loud, flare filled support helped lead their team into the final where they were eventually defeated by the dominant Atletico Paris. The all blacks reclaimed the title the had won in season 1.
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