Brilliant Picture: Iker Casillas is used as a symbol in Spanish fight against unemployment
- Updated: March 14, 2013
As explained by Wikipedia, the Fallas is a traditional celebration held in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia, Spain.
The highlight of the Fallas celebration are the presentation of giant-sized pieces of art, usually incorporating public figures, which are paraded through the crowds before eventually getting burnt.
This year one entry has focused attention.
Featuring Iker Casillas making a save in front of the collapsing building of the Spanish House of Representatives, the Madrid stopper is seen diving just beneath a sign which says “Congress of the defendants.”
The piece is said to a satirical take on the Spanish unemployment crisis, with Casillas placed as the people’s protector against a broken political machine.
This is not the first time Casillas has been portrayed at Fallas, as back in 2011 several pieces commemorated Iker’s kiss with Sara Carbonero after the 2010 World Cup final.
This year’s exhibit can be seen below, while below the fold are images of the 2011 pieces.