Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters are all set to don a unique jersey during the first home of the season against Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium on Friday.
The Kerala outfit who have sported the traditional yellow kits for the last four seasons, will see a unique touch added to this years stripes.The front side of the jersey features the artwork of a fisherman in a boat, while in the backdrop, a security personal can be seen carrying out the rescue operations
The jersey's heart-warming details is as a mark of respect for the fisherman and the country's armed forces for their rescue efforts during the recent floods.The flash floods that hit the South-Indian region wrecked havoc in the state, taking away numerous lives and destroying the livelihood of many. It is reported that the natural calamity has claimed the lives of almost 493 lives and displacing nearly 149 people from their homes.
While the efforts of the country's armed forces is a well-documented fact, the fishermen from the state played an pivotal role by helping thousands of people affected in the worst flood-hit areas. It is believed, that some of them payed money out of their own pockets to provide transport the mechanized boats to deliver the relief materials like drinking water, food and other essentials to the rescue camps.
ISL club, Kerala Blasters also offered to lend their helping hand to the state that was in disarray, by organizing camps in their stadium in Kochi to collect relief material. It was a class act by the club, who are dubbed as one of the powerhouses of Indian football. Their act didn't go unnoticed as many fans lauded their incredible gesture.
Meanwhile, Kerala Blaster got their campaign off to a flyer after beat two-time champions ATK 2-0 in the Hero ISL curtain raiser. The David James coached side will be hoping to carry the winning momentum against Mumbai City, who will be low on confidence after losing their first game against Jamshedpur FC/