That’s the Argentinian soccer team holding a banner supporting the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In the late 70s/early 80s, more than 500 babies were kidnapped as part of the Dirty War. These children were stolen from leftist activists placed in military detention. What happened to most of the babies remains unknown, but the ones we do know of typically wound up the care of families friendlier to the junta.
One website mentions a visit between Diego Maradona and the Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo, but other than that, nobody seems to be talking about the support of the Argentinian football squad for the Abuelas. Why is that? Well, in Argentina at least, Louis Proyect has a theory:
Dear friends, I am attaching a picture of the Arg World Cup Team holding a banner in support of the candidacy of the Grandmothers of May Square for the Nobel prize. I am sending it for good reason.
It seems to have been censored on every mainstream media outlet, including Internet concerns they control, because the main owner of the main private media group in Argentina, Ernestina Herrera de Noble, has a couple of stolen children. After a most protracted justice process, they are at last to undergo a confrontation of their DNA with data in the world famous National Genetic Data Bank of Argentina.
The CEO of the group has been reported as boasting long ago that he had obtained the kids for Mrs. Herrera de Noble.
In the midst of a war against the great media, the results of this comprobation are unfathomable.
According to NPR, the President of Argentina supports the Abuelas, so I don’t know if the claims above are true. But we’ve certainly seen enough in America from Rupert Murdoch’s empire to know anything’s possible when it comes to the media. Either way, we should applaud the Argentinian team for taking a stand on an issue of national importance. I’d like to think I’d see that from a team in my country someday, but I won’t hold my breath.