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Zamalek Shirt 2012

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This is the shirt of Al Ahly‘s Cairo rivals, Zamalek, made by Adidas. I almost managed to get locked inside the Adidas store on one of Cairo’s main thoroughfares, Talaat Harb, after a spontaneous protest broke out and the shopkeepers started lowering metal doors to protect the glass of storefronts. I was able to get out of the store and back to my hotel with the shirt before the situation got out of hand.

 

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Al Ahly Home Shirt 2012

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An Al Ahly Home shirt, made by Adidas, purchased at the Al Ahly club store at the Mokhtar El Tetsh Stadium in Cairo. Since the ultras–hard core supporters–of the Al Ahly football club played a major part in the revolution against Hosni Mubarek, and have maintained their presence on Tahrir Square throughout the protests, this shirt has extra special meaning.

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