During this time of quarantine, Paris store Le Ballon FC has released an exclusive new t-shirt with all proceeds from sales going to purchase PPE for frontline workers in France.

“It’s been hard going this quarantine,” say football-inspired outlet Le Ballon FC. “We are experiencing truly unprecedented times. Now is not the time for additional pressure, now is not the time for ranting and raving. Now is the time of pause.”

We are in a moment where time has slowed, just like Riquelme picking his moment. Things will get better and there is hope. Humanity has shown that it can work together, that it can be respectful and responsible. No one can beat this on their own, but every little gesture helps.”

Le Ballon’s gesture is a new exclusive t-shirt design with 100 % of the proceeds going towards the purchase of Personal Protection Equipment for hospitals and the COVID-19 relief effort in France.

The 100% heavyweight cotton shirt – printed in Paris – is a tribute to this moment of pause. Tom Williams’ quote from his marvellous Do You Speak Football? hits the spot, complementing Celia Spenard-Ko’s capture of life springing from these rocky times – taken stay-at-home style from within the confines of Le Ballon HQ. The chest logo is an optical-camouflage plant cell design, combined with an unstitched 32-panel football.

The shirt is now available exclusively on www.leballonfc.com.