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Red Star Belgrade Welcomes Arsenal to the Post-Apocalypse

That's incentive enough for Arsenal to aim for something higher than fourth place in the EPL, huh?

by Liam Daniel Pierce
Oct 19 2017, 6:00pm

Screen capture  via Twitter/@ACL_Soccer

The Dystopia has felt like it's been pending for a while. Nuclear threats stacked on depleting resources stacked on the widening gap between the rich and poor. But what you might not realize is that the Dystopia has already arrived and it's a soccer stadium in Serbia.

Red Star Belgrade is playing Arsenal in the group stages of the Europa League, and the Serbian side is all too happy to let those North Londoners know their place. So much that they must've let some Ultras loose with spray paint to turn the walk-out hallway into a kind of punked-out, anti-Arsenal CBGB bathroom. Enjoy the walk:

I mean, Red Star Belgrade is known for its insane fandom, but this is a lot. Just take a look at the hordes of riot police lined up in the tunnel in that video of the full, apocalyptic path Arsenal had to take to get to the pitch before kickoff.

It's like a scene out of The Warriors minus the camp. Because that shit's just straight-up terrifying. Let's just hope Arsenal makes it out in one piece. That's incentive enough for Arsenal to aim for something higher than fourth place. Can you dig it?