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30th Apr 2020

6-year-old Italian child designs new kit for Serie B side Pescara

Reuben Pinder

You can pre-order the jersey now

Boredom is rife at the moment. Among school children and furloughed workers alike, many of us are stuck indoors with very little on the to do list. Some of us are trying to improve our culinary skills. Others might be getting into yoga. Maybe you’ve picked up your sketchpad and got back into art. Maybe you’re just watching Mad Men for the second time. It doesn’t matter, as long as you’re finding a way to keep sane.

In Italy, one of the worst hit countries by Covid-19, football club Pescara wanted to find a way to entertain their young fans during the lockdown, so they hosted a drawing competition. The Serie B club asked children in the seaside town to use their imagination to draw up their ideas for a new Pescara shirt – initially as a bit of fun, but that quickly changed.

Luigi D’Agostino, a 6-year-old boy from Pescara, submitted a drawing so impressive that the club and their kit manufacturer, Errea, have decided to produce the shirt for the club’s pre-season matches, whenever that may be.

This is the story behind the design.