While the match between the Colombia selection and his pair of Honduras on Sunday, January 16 at the DRV PNK Stadium from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, some spectators were struck by the work of Cesar Daza, a fan with the shirt of the Colombian soccer team that was interpreting the soccer game to a blind Honduran fan.
When Honduran soccer player Kervin Arreaga scored the 1-1 penalty in the match at minute 53, César and the fan could not contain their happiness and emotion for shouting and feeling the positive energy at a sporting level in the stands that are closest to the field of play where Inter Miami CF officiates at home in the MLS.
Very close to the technical benches occupied by Reinaldo Rueda and his peer Hernán Darío The Bolillo Gómez, Daza accompanied minute by minute of the game with his hands with his usual soccer board, with which he teaches other people to imagine the actions on the field and in turn shares knowledge so that other interpreters can guide the blind population who are fans of soccer.
Through a video on Instagram that César published on June 13, 2021 while the Colombia team played, he became famous for his work. This is how he lived the particular moment in social networks:
I honor the life of my friend José, with him began a dream that became the same for many more people and that today more than 1,000 people have already enjoyed this technique, including blind, Deafblind and family members. Of course with the help of @yeye_villamil and many more people in Colombia🇨🇴 Mexico🇲🇽 Ecuador🇪🇨 Spain 🇪🇸 and now the United States 🇺🇸. #inclusion #futbolenpaz #tolerancia ALL GLORY GOES TO GOD!!!
Thanks to the support received since then, he decided to found Eyessports, a sports interpretation company for blind people, whose main objective is inclusion and helping the blind population fulfill their dreams.
In his native Bogotá, Daza began this experience in the games played inside the Nemesio Camacho el Campín stadium after a classic between Millonarios and Independiente Santa Fe.. Before the microphones of the Blu Radio program Blog Deportivo, the Colombian recounted how the initiative began, which not only applies to soccer, but also to baseball, football, basketball and other team and individual ball sports:
It is a technique that was designed for blind and deafblind people. I am very excited, with great expectation of what will continue to happen with all the blind people who want to enjoy football, but through their hands. Here in the United States we call ourselves EyesSports. The interpretation methodology is with some boards that were designed in each of the sports, with specific materials. The person puts his hands on mine and what I see in real time I transmit it on the tables with specific signs in each move
Daza says that he received support from the former president of Independiente Santa Fe, César Pastrana, to be able to enter the Fort Lauderdale stadium where he helped a Honduran to feel the emotion of his country’s professional soccer team.