Once again another week of calcio passes us by and once more the ultra’s have put on a show for us. So here at Forza Italian Football we have found the best choreography from the past weekend.
Although the scenes above my not look particularly that impressive, anyone that has been to a Parma fixture will tell you they are not the most expressive group of fans in the peninsul. Considering this weekend’s display by the Gialloblu tifosi was also away from home they certainly deserve a mention. Although, it has to be said, the distance between Parma and Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium is one of the shortest in Serie A.
After Juventus fans failed to impress last week when they hosted the Turin derby, AC Milan fans clearly felt they had a point to prove when they hosted The Old Lady in one of Italy’s most high profile fixtures. The Rossoneri Ultras lit up the Curva Sud of the San Siro in a passionate pyro show filled with smoke and banners.
One of the most beautiful thing in Ultra culture is when you see to rival sets of fans become united either through sympathising with them with and understanding for their troubles or when they join together to fight for a common cause. The Inter fans did exactly that this weekend as they showed their solidarity towards their fellow ultras after the FIGC forced Roma to close both it’s Curvas for the fixture. Meanwhile Roma fans continued to demonstrate how they feel they have been discriminated against. Many Ultras feel that the only people bothered by the anti-regional banter or insults, how ever you choose to see it, is the FIGC. Comments made during matches are directed at other ultras almost like a tennis match as verbal insults are thrown back and forth, no one involved takes offence to what has been said.
It is not the first time we have seen Ultra’s abandon their curva in protest, it most certainly wont be the last either. But due to the way the Fiorentina fans cram themselves in on the curva at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, it helps paint a beautiful picture as they protest their unfair treatment by match officials following the incident involving Borja Valero.
Yes, that’s right, Leeds United. Ok, this may not be Italy, but lets face it, it wouldn’t look out of place in Serie A, also the catalyst behind this incident has a very Italian origin. A small group of disgruntled Leeds fans traveled down from Yorkshire to London for their game against Queens Park Rangers dressed as Mafia (all be it in yellow). Leeds fans have made it very clear what they think about their new owner Massimo Cellino as they branded him as nothing more than a member of the Mafia. Shows what they know, I would be more concerned about his embezzlement and false accountancy convictions.
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