the view from germany

Ultra subculture on the wane?

December 2, 2008
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
I spent the larger part of Monday evening reading an article in a monthly magazine and then checking the reactions across various message boards. The magazine's cover, almost solely devoted to this one story, depicts your classic prohibition sign, with the diagonal line crossing a megaphone. Below that are the words "Silence, please!" and then: "How ultras are ruining the atmosphere on German fan stands."

Since this column is directed at non-Germans, and probably even at non-continental ...

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