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Footless Soccer Player to Train with Barcelona [Watch]

11-year-old Gabriel Muniz has been invited to train with Barcelona after turning some heads following an impressive summer camp. The feat on its own is a massive deal, but the kicker is that Gabriel was born with no feet.

“He started walking before he was one. We would go after him, expecting him to keep falling, but he never fell,” his mother Sandra is quotes as saying.

“He is challenging the social norms. When he arrived there [at the Barcelona academy], no one believed in him,” Gabriel’s gym teacher Jose Lopes is quoted as saying.

“But he proved to everyone there he can go head to head with any other boy. So much so that he was invited to go to Spain next month, in September, to showcase his talent.

“The disability only exists inside our heads and he is proving it to everyone; he is challenging the social norms.”


via The Herald Sun