football culture

Watching FC Union Berlin

*This piece was originally published on Shoot Farken, here. Football is a practice of cultural production. Being a fan is intrinsic to issues of identity – nationalism, parochialism, ideology, gender. The football stadium is, most often, an overwhelmingly male space. Fans claim space within the city; filling up trains and dominating sidewalks. The traces of…

Ultras Hooligans

The Cikampek Toll Road was closed in the lead up to the Persib – Persija football match as a result of a confrontation between Persija fans (known as Jakmania) with the police. Some of the Jakmania fans damaged vehicles and looted their contents – reports say. The game was halted several times due to crowd…

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