Celtic closes Green Brigade section for “safety reasons”

Celtic F.C. has decided to close the 111 section where Green Brigade stand during matches. The section has been closed because of “safety reasons”. According to Celtic, some of the problems have been overcrowding section, 190 broken seats and fans refusing to sit during matches.
Read more on ultras-tifo.net

Another example of a bad communication between football club and their fans. The clubs goes the easiest way and simply close the stand to get rid of “the problem”.

Dinamo Barnaul – What next?

I live in Barnaul, a city in west Siberia which has traditions and passion for football since long time ago. In Barnaul was born and began his career Alexey Smertin, former Russian national side captain. Our club – Dinamo – was founded in 1957 and competed in the championship of USSR/Russia on various levels, we even played Shakhtar Donetsk in last 32 of Soviet Union Cup, and, till recent times, was considered as one of leaders in Siberian football.


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Partizan Minsk – another self-managed football club

Here is a bit of information about a club in Belarus called Partizan Minsk. You can also read more on their website if you speak russian 🙂

“In Belarus there is a very special club. Until 2010 it was called MTZ-Ripo. The club gained international attention not so much by his sporting achievements, but also by the anti-racist commitment of its fans and an active anti-fascist fan culture that was and is unique in Eastern Europe. Today the name of the club is Partizan Minsk and it is a self-managed football club.”

Another article about Partizan Minsk is found here in Belarus Digest. FC United is also mentioned in the article 🙂