Blaszcykowski and the power of football
Jakub Blaszcykowski is one of the best players in Poland. Any fan will know the fast and skillful player Polish. Not very high, This is a player of tremendous speed arrival. Captain of his country at Euro 2012, This is a player of a significant level. What many fans do not know, It is the tremendous personal story that drags the excellent Polish player since childhood. Heartbreaking story, of marking, of which they leave an imprint for life, a mark that can never be erased.
born on 14 from December to 1985, “Kuba” as they call to cut its almost unpronounceable name, lived in 1996 one of the worst horrors that a person can live, especially in the case of a child. When he was 11 years, he witnessed his brother just an argument between her father and her mother, a confrontation that would end in tragedy. His father, Zygmunt, in a fit of anger or insanity, He struck a series of stabbings that ended the player's mother, all before him and his brother.
The shock was such, Jakub was just an innocent child, He spent four days without food or utter a word. Such was the impact on his life that left even what he liked to do, play football. Her grandmother, he hosted with his brother and brought forward trying to instill a difficult normal to find at such atrocious and painful memory, able to knock down any. His father, He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the barbarism committed.
Your uncle, Jerzy Brzęczek, at that time captain of the Polish team, He persuaded his nephew to keep playing and his career so far is known, the same that has led to a great team like Borussia Dortmund or the captaincy of the Polish national team, the same who held her uncle nearly two decades ago and. His father, He died shortly before the dispute of the European Championship 2012, which it was held in Ukraine and Poland, the home country “Kuba”.
The player requested a few days later incorporated to the concentration of your selection, The reason was none other than attend the funeral of the person who once was his father, that person who snatched his childhood, that I took his mother, that person for life marked him and his brother. He had returned to not see, He had not spoken again but surely felt the need to see, as itself will seek an explanation. Blaszcykowski said in an interview in Poland:
“I know that memories will accompany me a lifetime. Give everything away in exchange for my mother were alive. The happened, It changed my life, It was as if a rock had fallen on my head and a week later woke up and I had to start my life again, as if nothing had happened. I will never understand what happened and why it happened”.
eternally grateful to her grandmother, without which he could never get ahead, the player, He lived one of the most emotional moments of his playing career the day he scored the winner against Russia Poland, the great historical enemy. That day 2012, in full Euro and playing at home, the “small Figo” as it is known, He scored the equalizer against Russia. To the surprise of all, the player kneeled, with arms pointing skyward and wrapped in tears. The goal was for her, for her mother, the person who was snatched away by the man who called his father and changed his life forever.