"In the early 1990s, Cattelan founded a soccer team made up of North African immigrants, which competed in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. In artworks and performances with the team, Cattelan alluded to contemporary racial tensions and xenophobia toward immigrants while exploiting the institution of the European soccer team as both a capitalist money-generator and vehicle for national aspirations. A. C. Forniture Sud (Southern Suppliers FC - Football Club -) was sponsored by a fictional transport company called Rauss (derived from a Nazi slogan that means "get out"). In 1991, Cattelan infiltraded Bologna Arte Fiera, an annual fair, with his Stand Abusivo (illegal stand) which he used as an opportunity to promote A.C. Forniture Sud Memorabilia.
That Same Year, Cattelan produced Stadium, a foosball table that accomodates eleven players on each side, and orchestrated a live foosball match at Galleria Communale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, pitting his team against an all-white group of northern Italians. Athletic, uniformed players hunched over the long, narrow tabletop provided a comical sight, but the makeup of the teams and the manipulation of the wooden figures suggested serious world politics. Now shown as a stand-alone sculpture with several balls on the table at once, the viewer is invited to interact with Stadium, retaining the original project's spirit of communal play."
Maurizio Cattelan: All, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2011