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Ultras: The French League puts football to shame

In 2008 there was an ugly incident in the now fading Manzanares with Olympique de Marseille fans who clashed with the Spanish police. One of them,


In 2008 there was an ugly incident in the now fading Manzanares with Olympique de Marseille fans who clashed with the Spanish police. One of them, Santos Mirasierra, was detained in Madrid, which gave him a short and sad celebrity. Platini, then UEFA president, reacted badly to that, as did almost all the French media. Reflections of the old black legend. It occurred to me to travel with Atleti to the second leg and there I found that OM, the name of whose president I don’t want to remember, he had no less than seven ultra groups, competitors among them in bestiality. More than half of the stadium.

The silly understanding of Platini and so many others towards the arrested thug (for throwing a chair at a policeman) it was the breeding ground that announced the prosperity of a smelly space in French football, which is already as threatened as Argentina by the burricie showrenca. So far this year, 11 matches between First and Second have been interrupted. From time to time, embarrassing images appear on the news all over the world. The record was perhaps the invasion of the field by 300 Nice fans in the clash against OM, an image that in Spain does not occur even in regional matches since the black and white years.

Each club incubates its own snake’s nest, in an aberrant anthropological experiment consisting of bringing together the most beast of the contour in a specific space of the stadium where each other is emboldened. They use them to give color and for more things, for example to tighten their own players when it comes to renovations. (That is the reason why Mbappé wants to leave Paris; he feels threatened by the ultras of the club). It seems like a lie, but France, the homeland of the Enlightenment, and in the sport inventor of the Games, the Tour, the World Cup, and the European Cup, now tarnishes its image in the hands of gangsters.