These Kid Drawings of the World Cup Are Way Better than Any Instant Replay

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Copyright is everything, especially in the pro sports world. So what do you do when you don’t have the rights to rebroadcast of a major event, such as THE most prestigious soccer competition in the world, that’s happening in Russia right now? ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt came up with a creative and super-sneaky solution: kids drawing the World Cup!

Van Pelt tweeted, “With limited/no World Cup video for our show, we will improvise. My daughter drew Saudi Arabia/Russia for last night.” Along with an adorably artsy depiction of one of the 2018 World Cup games, he added, “send you (kids?) art to #DrawTheWorldCup and we’ll pick a few each day.”

Following Van Pelt’s tweet, #DrawTheWorldCup has nabbed the ESPN host some pretty amazing artwork to use on his show. These mini-masterpieces may not be the real deal, but they’re so much better than the same ol’ highlights that we’re used to seeing.

Sure, it’s exciting to watch the actual players doing what they do best. But the drawings are so much more than a simple rewind and replay.

If your creative kiddo is all in for World Cup action, they still have time to draw their very own highlight reel. Hand over the crayons, break out the construction paper, snap a pic and tweet their rad recap to @notthefakeSVP, using the hashtag #DrawTheWorldCup!

—Erica Loop

Featured Photo: Matthew Henry via Burst


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