Yes, you shall go to the ball…

A couple of weeks ago a lady dropped into the workshop with one single boot. Can you frame this? she asked.

Of course, anything is possible.

Its for my boyfriend, he picked it up in Finland at a football match.

Oh?

Yes, it was the Northern Ireland last game in the Euro qualifiers after they had qualified. The fans who had travelled were going nuts at the final whistle and a few of the players came over to the crowd and started to throw in scarves, shirts and even the odd football boot or two. He got a boot.

Oh, whose boot is it?

Some guy called Kyle Lafferty.

You mean this guy? (photos credit Joe Fox)

Kyle Lafferty
Kyle Lafferty
I framed the boot on simple black card and made a box frame up to support it. I also had a plaque made up to tell everyone exactly what it was (in the unlikely event of any confusion).

Although the boot wont be going to France next summer, the boys in Green will be, in fact both sets of boys in Green will be there. Anyone got any spare tickets?

 

Kyle Lafferty framed boot
Kyle Lafferty framed boot
Kyle Lafferty framed boot
Kyle Lafferty framed boot
Kyle Lafferty framed boot
Kyle Lafferty framed boot
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