Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – Hannover 96

Located in the central German federal state of Niedersachsen or “Lower Saxony”, Hannover doesn’t overindulge its visitors in culture the way other larger German cities such as Munich, Leipzig, BerlinHamburg and Dresden do. Yet the Ultras of Hannover Sportverein von 1896 have recently been very proactive in response to the actions of the club’s owner, Martin Kind, who has been outspoken in his opposition to the “Ultra Culture” that exists within German Football. Subsequently in 2014 the Ultras of Hannover 96 openly stated their plans to boycott club matches in protest of Kind’s comments, returning to the terraces a year later.

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Ultras Aufkleber of the Week – PSS Sleman

PSS Sleman are a small outfit competing in the Indonesian Liga 2 that hail from the neighbourhood of Sleman just north of Yogyakarta in Java. The club has become relatively famous worldwide thanks to the actions of its primary Ultra group, Brigata Curva Sud, who broke away from the PSS hooligan faction “Slemania” to focus more on creativity than aggression in their support for the club. Such is the extent of BCS’ influence now that the group actually sponsors the club via merchandise sales of their own clothing and accessories. It is a remarkable story, and one you should read up on.

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