Javier Zanetti - Zapatista supporter

Javier Zanetti - right back and left winger
Javier Zanetti - right back and left winger

Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti was instrumental in building links between his club and the Zapatistas.

Submitted by Ed on July 10, 2007

With Zanetti leading the drive, Inter Milan funded sports, water and health projects in the Chiapas region of Mexico, where the Zapatistas operate.

The Zapatistas also challenged Inter Milan to a football match which Zanetti expressed his willingness to take part in. He also wrote a letter to the Zapatistas declaring his support for the "struggle to maintain your roots and fight for your ideals".