Lebanese Basketball Player Will Pay Homage To Beirut In The 2021 Asia Cup Qualifiers’ Games


Life continues after the horrific Beirut blast, yet the Lebanese people are doing all that they possibly can to keep it in the minds of all, talking about it and spreading its message until justice is served.

In the upcoming games for the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers later this week, Lebanese professional basketball player Wael Arakji is planning to do exactly that.

With customized sneakers inspired by the August 4 blast, Arakji will not only pay tribute to dear Beirut but he will remind everybody that the Lebanese capital is shattered and is still awaiting justice.

During the competition in which the Lebanese National Basketball Team will be going up against India and Iraq, Arakji will reportedly sport his custom kicks for Beirut.

His sneakers that promised to be commented on by the broadcasters of the game were designed by Walk Ink, a Lebanese sneaker customizing business run by ALBA graduate Karim Hage.

You can watch his sneaker art come to life in the post below:

The games will take place in Bahrain on November 27th against India and November 29th against Iraq and will air live on LB2 & beIN Sports at 12:00 PM.

It’s great to see the Lebanese team compete internationally and carrying along with them the painful message of the tragic Beirut explosion.

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