Well, here’s something you definitely don’t see everyday! It’s a giant mosaic of Southampton and Northern Ireland Captain Steven Davis. The accomplished midfielder will leading the Northern Irish into the 2016 European Championships knockout round this weekend. They take on Wales in the round of 16 on Saturday.
Morelli’s Ice Cream is the company behind the publicity stunt as they’re hoping this boosts morale and nationalism for the NI football team as the lads prepare for their first game in Euro 2016. by making a out of ice cream sprinkles. They’re definitely long shots Looking at Irish gambling offers, you’ll typically see Northern Ireland facing some of the toughest odds of anyone in the field, beginning the tournament at 250-1. Yet they somehow moved on to the sweet 16 despite being in the same group as Germany, one of the co-favorites with France.
Experts give Northern Ireland just a 0.4% chance of winning the tournament. In other words, they need a morale boost anywhere they can get it. Pupils from Steven’s former primary school (Buick Memorial PS in Ballymena) helped Morelli’s create the masterpiece which measures 12ft x 16ft and included 40.2 million green and white sprinkles and 75,000 smarties. For perspective sake, you can take a look at the pictures above and below to really appreciate the size of this thing.
You’ll see schoolchildren in juxtaposition to the project.
According to his Wikipedia entry, Davis made his full international debut in 2005 and has since been capped 80 times at senior level, scoring eight goals.
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