ultras

Football

I Was Banned from Watching My Football Team, So Had to Find Another Way in

After receiving a three-year stadium ban, Max had to come up with a clever way to watch Hamburg.
Max von Sinnen
1.15.19
football hooligans

How Political Violence Invaded Italian Football

Since the 1960s, Italian ultras have been all about fascism, communism and throwing Fiat 500s at the enemy.
Nicola Ventura
3.9.18
On the Run

Meet the Man Who's Just Run an Ultra Marathon on All Seven Continents

Joel Runyon completed the challenge to raise money for Pencils of Promise, a charity that builds schools in the developing world.
Jim Weeks
7.14.17
beitar nordia

Breakaway Club Beitar Nordia Are Rejecting the Racism of La Familia's Far-Right Ultras

With the far-right La Familia ultras driving fans away from Beitar Jerusalem games, a breakaway club sprung up. Beitar Nordia are preaching tolerance from the stands as they seek to climb the Israeli football ladder.
Reuben Lewis
1.4.17
pilgrimage to the allsvenskan

How Football Betting Led Me on a ​Pilgrimage to a Fierce Swedish Derby

At some point, most of us will have felt newfound affection for a club when their success wins us a bet. But has your passion ever grown so strong that you travelled to Sweden to watch them play a derby match?
Sam Farley
1.3.17
ultras

Legia Warsaw Ultras Pepper Spray Stewards During Borussia Dortmund Defeat

A group of masked Legia Warsaw fans turned pepper spray on stewards, as their side slumped to a 6-0 defeat to Dortmund.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
9.15.16
fans

“This is Why I Dress Up For Punch Ups” – A Football Casual Explains His Origins

Lebemann is a casual from Switzerland. For a typical dust up, he would be dressed in clothes from Stone Island, Lacoste, and a few chosen others. In his first column for VICE Sports, he explains how he came to embrace this way of life.
Lebe Mann
8.25.16
Football

War on the Horizon: Italian Ultras Prepare to Take on Red Bull

After buying Salzburg and Leipzig and obliterating their identities, Red Bull could now expand into Italy by sponsoring Udinese. But the fans are against it – and they're ready to go to war.
Markus Hofmann
5.26.16
fans

The Socialist Fans Who Saved MLS From Neo-Nazis

New York's Empire Supporters Club has changed a lot since its early years, when many members were socialist and anarchist activists, and when one of their main concerns was whether the stands would become a haven for fascists or far-right extremists.
Leander Schaerlaeckens
11.30.15
RACISM

Black Dynamo Kiev Fans Attacked by Fellow Supporters During Chelsea Match

Dynamo Kiev fans appear to attack black fans during Chelsea match.
Sean Newell
10.22.15
Berlin

Two Teams, One Spirit: the Eagles and the Owls

An unlikely friendship exists between the supporters of Oldham Athletic and the Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, built over many, many years and even more beers.
David Shaw
8.12.15
cricket

​Lord's Cricket Ground: the Natural Home of the Left-Wing Ultra

Will Magee plans to turn the hallowed Home of Cricket into a utopia for left-wing ultras.
Will Magee
5.1.15
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