Saddly, this may be a bittersweet day for Corinthians fans.
amazing postWe've lost a brilliant midfielder, a true leader among his peers, and a sharp observer of the world. This is a terrible loss not only to football fans but for all of us, because we don't have so many intelligent and restless minds that we can afford to lose a Socrates. Football has lost one of its most unique performers, and we can only hope that his example inspires many future generations to reach beyond the predictable.
Socrates may not have been the greatest athlete of his time, but his technical game had a refinement that most footballers can only aspire to. At a time when democratic principles had been trampled on and shouted down, Socrates had the vision and the balls to stand up for those principles. He was a deluxe model of that increasingly rare breed of player that thinks before hustling, and as such his example stands out not only for his peers but for all of us.
Rest in peace, Doctor.
Quoted for truth!Let us look to history and to the career of Sócrates and let us compare it to that of the spoiled brats, with their fashionable haircuts, their colourful shoes, their image rights management, their commercials to banks, and we will understand the difference between a star and a hero. Some enter history because they have a gift. They live in the statistics and in the experts debates. Others stay in our colective memory because they did not pass through life as if the world would end at their feet.