Live football on 6 screens, 10 different local craft beer on tap, hundreds of original second hand football shirts for sale and a setting that is as far away from a setting that is as far away from a snobby upper class hangout as it gets. Welcome to Brecho Do Futebol in Porto Alegre.
Maritimo is one is one of my favorite football clubs to watch at the stadium when I travel the world and I get to see them every now and then as I work a fair bit on Madeira Island. They have a cozy little stadium in a great setting and a very lively crowd.
The crowd is small, but very passionate. “You fucking son of a bitch”, flies through the air every minute and it comes from adults, children, old grannies and whoever is watching the game. The game is not really that exiting, but the referee makes so many mistakes that it becomes a very entertaining afternoon anyway at the Olhanense football stadium.