New meaning of “heavyweight opposition”

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A student of Ayutthaya Wittayalai School controls a ball against elephants during a friendly soccer match between the students and elephant handlers in Ayutthaya. The school football team discovered a new meaning to “heavyweight opposition” on Tuesday when it played against a troop of elephants who were painted in the colors of sides competing in the World Cup. The idea was to raise awareness of the danger of betting on sport, which is illegal in Thailand, and which always spikes as major tournaments approach. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A student of Ayutthaya Wittayalai School controls a ball against elephants during a friendly soccer match between the students and elephant handlers in Ayutthaya. The school football team discovered a new meaning to “heavyweight opposition” on Tuesday when it played against a troop of elephants who were painted in the colors of sides competing in the World Cup. The idea was to raise awareness of the danger of betting on sport, which is illegal in Thailand, and which always spikes as major tournaments approach. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)