Two football club billboards from Buriram
Above: The billboard reads: Together support Buriram PEA – Buriram FC [by] Buriram Highway Office
This is an interesting phenomenon: professionally organized and presented modern football clubs complete with international style logos and calls to locals for support. Ominously, these groups are owned by political figures–here Newin and his wife who are prominently displayed on the billboards. In the future, expect this sort of football club to supply its supporters to enforce local political will and reinforce the power positions of provincial kingpins.
Below: Buriram PEA–Buriram FC