Nike’s Stirring Portrayal of Soccer Star Alphonso Davies Challenges Refugee Stereotypes

Docuseries 'Home' tells stories of athletes from displaced communities

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Bayern Munich player Alphonso Davies is one of soccer’s rising stars, who is set to play in his first World Cup for the Canadian men’s national team later this year. But some fans may not realize that before achieving glory on the soccer field, Davies’s journey began in a refugee camp. 

“Anyone can become a refugee—it’s not something you choose,” Davies says in a new film from Nike

Davies stars in Nike’s latest docuseries, “Home,” which tells the stories of displaced athletes from around the world whose lives have been changed by sports. 

The overarching aim of the series is to challenge the typical narratives and stereotypes about displaced communities.

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