Painting Wales Red! Graffiti murals of football stars spring up across the nation

1 June 2022

Graffiti murals of Wales' football stars have popped up across the nation this week.

With the national team preparing for their make-or-break World Cup Play-off Final against Scotland or Ukraine on Sunday 5 June, graffiti portraits of the players and management have been painted outside their old schools.

Twelve red portraits have been painted in total, including one of captain Gareth Bale outside Whitchurch High School in Cardiff, Aaron Ramsey outside Ysgol Cwm Rhymni in Blackwood, Joe Allen in Ysgol y Preseli in Crymych, and manager Rob Page, outside his old stomping ground, Ferndale Community School, in the Rhondda Valley.

Two of the portraits have also been painted across the border, outside King Edward VI Community College in Totnes, Devon, and South Hunsley High School in Hull, where Kieffer Moore and Dan James attended secondary school respectively.

The portraits were commissioned by broadcaster S4C, which will show all four of the team's UEFA Nations League matches in June, as well as the crunch Play-Off final on June 5.

Fans are encouraged to take their photos with the murals, using the hashtag #YLlawrCoch – The Red Floor.

The massive fortnight of international football on S4C kicks off at 5.00pm on Wednesday 1 June with coverage of Poland v Wales in the UEFA Nations League.

S4C will also be turned red on Sunday 5 June as we show live coverage of the all-important World Cup Play-off Final, from 4.15pm.

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