I find it genuinely worrying that a protest for fan rights results in a crackdown on them, and you should be, too.
Fan culture analysis thread.
Here’s their choreo in memory of Landauer.
Why does it worry me? For numerous reasons.
This is an attempt to tame Germany's lively fan culture, a culture of being part instead of playing along.
With other clubs, it's even worse.
Football in Germany wasn't peaceful. It was discriminatory, sexist and plagued by fascists.
While the situation isn't perfect, it has significantly improved.
This should not be forgotten.
By fighting the ultras, clubs will be allowing a power struggle over who has the say in the terraces.
I expect German football's heads to have the overview over the game's long-term future, but I'm hardly holding my breath. (End)