But the advertisement presents this fact as shameful. It never really occurred to me to say shame when I saw kids in Mozambique making their own toys. Besides balls, they could make kites, toys cars, they played games with bottle caps. I felt like they were much more creative and crafty than American kids.
But the advertisement points out that children with real athletic talent may never have the opportunity to become stars because they will never play the game with a real ball, with shoes, on a field with grass. Different sets of eyes can find different symbolism in the same image.