of AltraVita · Monday, 17 June 2013 · 2214 1 1 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
Feast of the Curva Nord CN69: 4.17 of 5 points, based on 6 votes cast.
Because it anyway no longer comes to the colors of my age and I've now earned me the title "Kurvenhure" honestly, it was natural for me a great pleasure to have been invited to the official end of season celebration of city rivals. Although the season was the "Cugini" anything worth celebrating, but you can still come up with had a lot of great things. Above all, I wanted some when shooting for our "Italian documentary" involved see my friends again and Giorgio Specchia and Nino Ciccarelli, author and protagonist of the ultras-book " Il teppista / The rowdy ". What was also extensively celebrated with enough beer (photo gallery below the article).
The solid curve of the "North" is a well-established for a few years and growing reality, which in addition to the organized groups also plenty of "normal" Inter fans arrive. Thus, in an entertaining context, the communication can be carried up and dismantled reservations. And was prepared for a lot: On a large booth you could stock up on material of the respective groups and win a lottery five match-worn jerseys and others. When goal shooting (Mr. AltraVita course, has shot deliberately wrong, but still won), there was again jerseys, stickers, pins and scarves. In two exhibitions the choreography last season were explained and illustrated historical and issued tickets. Well, two kitchens and made sure that we could also maintained with pasta and grilled food full overeat.
But the core of the partying was of course the stage at the "Il Rosso" announced a lot of celebrities. After his rejection somewhat surprising was the spontaneous visit of Inter president Massimo Moratti for all involved. After the disastrous athletic season (and understandable protests from the curve) not every President of the pack would have certainly provided. Moratti presented itself, however, and praised as the very functional form of protest (Inter had the club's management a set of banners with questions presented), adding that "he would have formulated a lot worse." The courage to show his face on the solid curve, honored the audience with a long applause and chants. For all the criticism, it was agreed that they would prefer to continue with Moratti, as with Indonesian investors.
After Pränierung of Siger of Ultras football tournament it could be a big "Cuore Interista," the nationally known comedian Paolo Rossi, do not take to perform a skit. Bekant also from the television and comedian Andrea Pucci, who brought not only make people laugh, but its adoption is also aufführte befitting the Bengalo in hand. A great scene, especially in light of the ongoing discussions on the subject in Germany. In between there was a lot of music by "DJ Squalo" by Radio 105 and in the course of the evening spent many dozens of flares, firecrackers and smoke pots that gave the place directly under the San Siro Stadium, a fantastic atmosphere. Also the pyro action in honor of the deceased ultras and the final fireworks were goosebumps concern.
On the screen also short extracts from our Italy-documentary were shown and the good "Rosso" of course it did not take me expose on stage as Milanista. After I picked up my dose of whistles and chants, but he explained the motives of cooperation on again, namely that it came in the film to bring the positive aspects of the ultras-thought in public. Beyond the colors. This was followed by the audience closed and there was applause not only for me, but later on in the audience also plenty of hugs, handshakes and 'Thanks for the nice movie. I felt very well anyway and personally I have made many new friends and will of course gladly accept the invitation to the curve in the next season. Very moving to know about the 60-year-old founder of the "Boys" or the night to talk shop over a beer capo "Boys Roma" and the visiting delegations from Valencia and ultras-Nice. Also incredibly sympathetic conversation with the curve photographer Armando, who not only sent along to me his stunning picture book (I'm reviewing here soon), but also a lot of great anecdotes from his decades as ultras could give the best.
And before hitting the photo gallery, I want to get rid of one that is important to me: Unfortunately I have noticed that not only journalists argue copy and paste when it comes to ultras, but this youth movement quite related people like judgments and prejudices carry on. So I do not want to leave unmentioned two things that might run the risk of having to correct a few cherished ideas. For 45-year curve anniversary next year a film project will be completed on the history of the curve, from which excerpts were already shown. A long passage gave an interview on "racism" again, which was then discussed at the stage on the basis of Sprechchöhre against Mario Balotelli (the Curva Nord had issued an official communiqué before the last derby invited to renounce racist chants) . Similarly, a youth team was presented on the stage, had participated in the "Tifo Positivo" ("positive support"), which included, among other events, a tournament of children's and youth teams of people of different skin color. Goal of most chants of the night was not about the way you just ascended Livorno, but the hatred erupted on Hellas Verona. And no, I do not suffer at the Stockholm syndrome.
You could of course now all like to keep your opinions to Inter's beloved Nazi curve. Personally, I find it in the current Italy and especially just at Inter but also quite noteworthy that one deals on the official festival curve just too long and sweeping with the issue of racism in stadiums. I think this is a step in the right direction. Because only sensible step in the right direction.
But because I know that you always only interested in the fire pictures, here are some pictures:
of AltraVita · Monday 10 June 2013 · 2211 5 1 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
Open letter from the Curva Nord Brescia Mario Balotelli: 5.00 of 5 points, based on 17 votes cast.
Mario Balotelli is not a simple guy. Certainly the largest Italian striker talent of the last decade, but blessed with a character that makes it easy to opposing fans, to like him less. And because of that, the Italian press like swinging on the comfortable majority opinion and puts him at every available opportunity as unprincipled hothead dar. There are totally nebensächtliche for people his age jokes prepared meticulously, Twitter messages or like his hairstyle meticulously examined for suitability in-law. Less space in this highly emotionally charged - and largely racist led campaign - find the quiet sounds. Small gestures that could possibly threaten the Durchschnittsfan with reflection.
Enzo Ghidesi, one of the capos of the Curva Nord Brescia, wrote a letter to Mario Balotelli . It's about the behavior of the player after the tragic accident of Bertazzoli Giovanni, who had fallen into a coma on the return from away matches in Livorno after the bus accident:
"Yes, you is just also someone who is not easy to understand, some of your behaviors disrupt many people ... You have a different skin color than we are, but when I saw how you came to the hospital to to visit Giovanni ... as for me, unlike many millionaires who do not even know that John is there ... you just let me say this one sentence: Glory to you, Mario Balotelli, for your humble gesture! And I do not forget your call before the game Livorno Brescia, as you wanted to get into the Curva Nord ... You are a fan of Brescia and I think it is right that everyone in Brescia knows ... and not only what mediocre and pathetic journalists write about you, who never hesitate for a moment to present you as a rotten member that you do not are! I Ghidesi Enzo, I want to tell you about your visit for yesterday, modest gesture, Giovanni ... a thousand thanks, Mario! "
In Hamburg, about 300 Libyan refugees are currently stranded originally fled across the Mediterranean to Italy.Since Italy had wanted to get rid of it, you've pressed the refugees to their own account 500 euro and a three-month valid Schengen visa in hand.Now the homeless refugees to return to Italy leave the Hanseatic city as soon as possible - an indictment of the German and European refugee policy.
Protests against the current asylum law at the Brandenburg Gate. (Photo: Dirk Stegemann)
If Germany pours his understanding of "Europe" and migration policies in laws, sometimes comes following it out: For exactly 20 years you have it using managed the dubious "safe third country", the right of asylum in fact virtually abolished and almost all asylum seekers to the Southern States in Mediterranean (especially Italy, Spain, Greece) to relocate. Exactly those states so that now even under German leadership can be saved with broken counterproductive austerity.
Italy now uses (or rather, some Italian authorities) seem true to the motto "Fatta la legge, trovato l'inganno" (such as: "The law is made, the loophole found") to a trick and equips refugees and 500 € a Schengen visa valid for three months, and encourages them to it, but to try their luck elsewhere.On the German side, one should rather surprised that it has taken 20 years to Italy because someone has come of it.But you can of course not be a bit smarter 150 years old, and, for what says the only reigning in Hamburg SPD old aunt in the form of Johannes Kahrs that? "For me this is an obscure process.I do not know on what legal basis the Italians act as "the hamburger Bundestag.
Germany cuts herself off - at the expense of all other
That this country written laws usually apply more than in Italy, could be dismissed as folklore, in this particular case, however, it is quite simply a German law that solves his subject by the St. Florian's principle. Such laws are now Nimby ("not in my backyard") anyway more than questionable (just think of the endless search for a nuclear interim storage). In the era of the so-called European integration but arises here quite rightly the impression that the rich Germany would still be a bit more refugees foreclose against poverty than the rest of Europe - at the expense of the poorer European neighbors gradient.
The logical conclusion of Kahrs' remarks would be that Italy should make a law, which says, "all asylum seekers receive 500 euros, a 3-month Schengen visa and a train ticket to Germany." Granted, this is now a bit too simplistic and yet argues: What the Hamburg Social Democrat actually believes, must act as the German "legal basis" for 20 years on the supposed "partner" in Europe? Maybe he could take lesson southern Italy in the overcrowded and inhumane detention centers:
About the conditions in the EU is not even talked
Not even addressed, however, is the extent to which German legislation actually satisfies the requirements that could be put to human rights and humanity. Always state laws and instructions will also be happy to comply if they have obviously inhuman consequences in Germany. Allied ground forces had earlier this tradition set boundaries, today it does in most cases, fortunately, the Federal Constitutional Court, for example, if the government decreed, that the services for refugees are unconstitutional .
Umbrellas with a political message (Photo: Dirk Stegemann)
How better European refugee policy might actually look like, in March 2013, a broad socio-political alliance, including Pro asylum, the diakonia of the workers' welfare and lawyers and judges associations has outlined: In its memorandum the organizations involved call for a fundamental reorientation of the division of responsibility for Refugees in the EU. The strategies currently pursued by the Member States and the EU are inadequate: "To establish a fair and mutually supportive system of sharing the responsibility for refugees in the European Union, which simultaneously takes into account the concerns of refugees, a system change is required. The principle of 'free choice of Member States' asylum-seekers connected with a European compensation fund, based on solidarity and equitable principles, offers a solution with the indicated structure errors can be reduced, "the undersigned organizations.
German courts have ruled several times lately that the situation for refugees in Greece and Italy is such precarious that there could not be deported. This makes the unison statement of the Hamburg policy and also the most German media saying that the refugees can remain "in no case", more than doubtful. It could be that is certainly that at least some successful appeal against their deportation to Italy. Whether this may have been a calculus resourceful Italian politician, for the time being remains pure speculation. That the current, largely designed by Germany and other northern European countries, refugee policy more or less failed and is man-infringing, may however be considered safe outside the German planet.
of AltraVita · Wednesday, 24 April 2013 · 2192 4 2 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
No choreography rather than something like this: 5.00 of 5 points, based on 8 votes cast.
Juve-Milan 2013 Choreography
Already on 23.03. this year had recognized the venerable La Gazzetta dello Sport, the choreography a worldwide success story of the Italian culture support and are noted how this expression of the stadium visitors to the total work of art "football" contributes. In the meantime, the Italian public applauded the fantastic South Stand of the Westfalen stadium for their performance during the Champion's League return match against Malaga. Last night I had to watch now, as well as a fantastic football game as the appearance of Bayern against Barcelona yesterday loses some atmosphere in the TV if you treat fans like they are treated in Munich content . Because even the finest paintings loses value when it presented in a lousy part.
Due to there is because when the "Calcio Moderno" precisely in the Juventus Stadium, the only modern, located in club owned stadium in Italy, once again explaining briefly how he envisions the stadium visit. On Sunday, the top match Juventus against Milan was held there, and even if the championship is virtually decided, always such games for the curve fans an opportunity to present themselves with a successful choreography. Came out zebra stripes over which a rainbow spread, above a huge banner: "Be anche tu parte dell'arcobaleno" / "You too are part of the Rainbow".
Juve-Milan 2013 Choreography
What it is to be at the rainbow, why is now part thereof, and the whole thing had to do with Juve, Milan or football, was not explained. The more convincing the images that now appear , shot by a visitor to the "Tribuna Est". On the numerous, designed the stadium plastic sheets we find the following imprint:
"Juventus - Milan IO c'ero Agitando la bandierina parteciperai ad una coreografia organizzata because TIM Le riprese potranno pubblicate essere sui social network di Telecom Italia!".. "Juventus - Milan I WAS THERE If you shake the flag, you take part in an organized choreography of TIM The recordings can be found in the social networks of Telecom Italia.."
Little is covered here the inclined Stadium visitor who has spent a lot of money on the game visit, so manifested, that he now has the unique opportunity to participate in a sponsorship choreography and it is also the same given a clause that it means that his extras appearance as Gossip cattle are also sold advertising appeal. The fan is not just clamped to advertise for mobile offshoot Telecom Italia Mobile, he also paid for the option. And for all those who had not read the text properly in the excitement before the game, the announcer jumps. For the first time in the history of the stadium spectators were told by loudspeaker system that they have now kindly to shake the flags, because "we are all part of the rainbow." The cover story of the April campaign of TIM .
Last week Sunday before the game, I was asked on the radio interview on Radio Milan Inter Milan, the question whether a club should provide funds for the implementation of the fans. I replied that fan culture of spontaneity and creativity alive in the corners and you should just leave people the freedom to make her experience the stadium as they see fit. A subsidy would always a danger of influence bring. I had no idea that my fears already that night should still be far exceeded the Juventus Stadium own personalized choreography was not subsidized. Here, the fans were given a promotion that had no substance or anything creative to do with football or the game, but even more so with the current slogan of a mobile service provider. Welcome to the future of football.
of AltraVita · Thursday, 18 April 2013 · No 2189 0 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
Stefano Faccendini: Tifosi & Ribelli: 5.00 of 5 points, based on 2 votes cast.
Stefano Faccendini: Tifosi & Ribelli
Tidosi & Ribelli, fans and rebels, was the first novel by Stefano Faccendini, a London-based Italian soccer. And the passion for this sport sweats out each line. The frame story provides in the lower leagues of Italy, unfortunately, almost everyday occurrence: Weighed down by the debt that has accumulated an equally naive as publicity-addicted president threatens a - fictional - club of the financial collapse and connected so that the restart in the amateur league. The fans will be surprised by the drama over the summer through media reports. Anger, sadness and fear are spreading. Because unlike a descent, represents the bankruptcy of the specific risk, in addition to team and league also the colors, logo, losing identity. An identity that has been passed down from generations of stadium visitors.
It's not that I like the football. I love him. I need him. No, I do not belong to any Ultràgruppe. I'm not even rowdy. But I'm still not verblödetes media victims.
While the supporters of the club are still discussing ways to express their protest, the bomb explodes: it makes the news circulating that the outgoing president had already made an agreement with the local rivals for a merger. Purely economic, commenting on the press, that would be a fantastic idea: the stadium would be the "pooling" of Fanlager again much fuller, to new colors and logo could you be so certain, and indeed it would be at all useful if the local sponsors would distribute their funds to two clubs. After a moment of disbelief konsternierter breaks in the general admission fans through the anger. We're not taking any sliding factor? Our fathers can be wet with rain this scarf around your neck, and now something?
Carlo, the protagonist, is flying out a fuse. Together with his best friend Marco, he decides the ultimate act of resistance. He buys a gun and penetrates into the meeting, where negotiated the surrender of the club shares. Take the new and the future president hostage to the attorneys, media representatives and other interested parties present. They holed up in the boardroom with the idea to obtain a live broadcast on the radio public. Public for the voice of the fans, who see themselves as an essential part of football, but their opinion does not enter into the discussion. A discussion that - as always - crashes on the economic aspects and assumes that fans will already arrive automatically. Happy families everywhere, draped flowing into the stadium to applaud the new creature with redesigned merchandising accessories.
The chapter on the hostage-taking at the core of Faccendinis argument: While outside the police surrounded the building, located inside dialogs from play, which reveal the turmoil of modern football operations hyper realistic. To speak for journalists, lawyers, the two presidents and player consultant and broker. All outline - from their perspective - understandable aspects of modern football. President complaining about contract demands already 16-year-old mercenary with no loyalty to the club. The players consultants are of the opinion that it was imminent without the sporty crash. Journalists speak, so that they only write what they want to hear "the mass". The President wanted anyway betrayed only victories and now faces of all.
Because they view us as shit: We go to the stadium, we make the mood and the background noise, we give only the meaning of a television transmission, it gets our interest alive at all, from the first to the last player manager or broadcaster. But then we're the loonies.
Painful it is clear that fans on one side and the rest of the football circus' on the other side so to speak various languages that they themselves do not even understand. Everyone insists on his little truth in common is that the fan had to acquiesce. He should be happy that in his town playing a team and kindly arrive to clap and spend money. After all, this is about more important things than the few standing room visitors. And anyway, how can you bind his life to a club? The new colors you will get used ...
No gaps, the author in the preparation of the various aspects of the so-called "calcio moderno". Highly intelligent, the respective angle, positions and dependencies of the wheels of the football system to be developed. And especially in a very readable and entertaining form, can fire up even if the content would have an excellent essay thoroughly. The only criticism is then obtained but also exactly thereof: Stefano is so passionate taken from the subject and so forced them to draw up a sweeping attack on the business that sometimes at the expense of "traceability" of the described dialog and the "sophistication" of its characters goes. The parties rushing through their statements so that while no question is left open, but no space, situations and characters "plastic" grow and can be developed. This is certainly owe also the fact that "tifosi & Ribelli" Faccendinis first book was, but his protagonists clearly reciting "roles", they provide little individually the various aspects of the business dar.
However, this notice does not change the fact that the book deserves a wide audience größertes. Me there is no further work known as the sound of the mechanism of the football operation, while still entertaining and also sets out clearly takes a stand for the fans. And who would those in charge do not even like to say the opinion in the face? So completely bypassing of phrases ...
Since they are wrong, the past is of course us. We are what we have lived, each one of us. We are the result of our actions and our mistakes. Just as a team is the result of their victories, defeats, bitter moments and trophies. It is the result of the passion of the fans who have been with their support the whole in spite of all decades of life. Will savvy that these colors, this coat of arms, are symbols of something that goes far beyond the field of play or cups out their times, something that connects thousands of people who do not even know?
of AltraVita · Sunday, 14 April 2013 · 2186 1 0 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
Ciao Moro: 5.00 of 5 points, based on 2 votes cast.
I remember like it was yesterday, it's already been a year . Exactly a year. It was to be a day when I could embrace the friends from Berlin again, a day full of pats on, beer and a beautiful game. Then, on the motorway towards Milan, we have followed the tragedy live on the radio. Come on, he creates. Come on, the doctors are already there. Come on, who is young and trained. Come when you first lie in the ambulance, you're safe. I had just gone to my seat at the San Siro, as the speaker announced the news that the game was canceled. Disbelief. The stadium emptied as if in slow motion, under a cloud of absurd silence. That can not be, so you do not die yet. And yet one died so the fate you are no discount, just because you had already given enough in the face of life. Ciao Moro, no idea where you are now, but thou shalt know that the people of football fans has not forgotten you.
One year ago today Piermario Morosini died. His father died when he was 15, he lost his mother two years later. In 2004, his disabled brother took his own life and he remained with his disabled sister also. He was 25 years old when he collapsed on the field in Pescara.
of AltraVita · Monday, 25 March 2013 · No 2179 0 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
Love knows no league: 5.00 of 5 points, based on 1 votes cast.
There are stories that can just write only football. And to the dreams probably every football fans to be able to run up in the jersey of his club even heard of. This dream can be true for the club Gela Calcio scored his president Angelo Tuccio. Gela Calcio, a Sicilian club in the "Seconda Categoria", ie the 9th Italian league had to come up with a special gift for his loyal fans. During the week was Cosimo Nicastro, Capo Angelo Boscaglia the local Curva, was appointed to the team and was on 24 March for the last season game - Gela Calcio against Vizzini - accumulate more than 60 minutes in the jersey of his club. As a sign of gratitude towards the club's fans who remained loyal to the club with the turbulent history, including demotion in 2011 also in the lowlands of the absolute Italian amateur football. During his mission he even scored a goal on a free kick.
Nicastro was taken for this game last season for the amateur team officially under contract and found himself unexpectedly in 18-man squad by coach Peppe Misini again. He is one of the fans who keep the club for more than two decades of loyalty, even when he himself had to say goodbye to the professional game after 18 years of operation. How to indicate that Ultras just yet interested in football, he had himself on his wedding day, the idea is to tie a scarf in team colors and with his wedded wife to go for a ride on a Vespa. The woman will know what they have let themselves: Two weeks ago we went to her and newborn to Ragusa. Away game entirely clear, even if it breaks clouds. Perfectly normal for football Batty. And certainly not because the 9 League in dusty eastern Sicily would keep ready footballing treat. But because the love was even more important to his club, his city and his curve than anything else. And so it was decided to specify this loyal fan to prepare a surprise he will not forget so quickly.
"I am pleased and proud to wear as a player's jersey of the team that I love. For me, this is a completely surprising gift, but I gladly accept. My dream is to see Gela back in game classes its history and importance correspond., the thousands of fans who were there last Saturday against Macchitella, but show that there are still hungry for football in the city. Fans We will never let the team down, and if we are in the league 12 land. "
of AltraVita · Monday, 25 March 2013 · 2177 6 0 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
AS Roma Away Card: 5.00 of 5 points, based on 1 votes cast.
AS Roma Away Card
After the battle against the unpopular " Tessera del Tifoso "in Italy on several levels plays (consumer protection and privacy, constitutionally, Ultrà protests), the situation on the topic is also rather complex to opaque. Theoretically, the Tessera is still required for the completion of home season tickets and the visit of the block away. The subject of a claim of the infamous "Articolo 9", which includes a whole package of measures to the stadium visit to Italy. This can be amended or repealed only by Parliament and as such is not at least for now in sight, the participants try to offer alternative compromise to government bureaucracy delusion.
A particularly clever strategy was this season of AS Roma, a successful model with the introduction of so-called "Fidelity Card" created, which has since been copied by several clubs. To circumvent the repressive legislation and yet the fans to open access to discounted subscriptions protest in principle against the "Tessera del Tifoso" strategy was as follows: Even though there are fans without "Tessera" according to laws not purchase season-ticket, however, concerns not the so-called mini-subscriptions. And so led the first club AS Roma as such a voucher card, which entitles them to discounted purchase of a block of home game tickets. And under totally evading the Tessera del Tifoso. As I said, a successful model.
The problem is indeed that the purchase of single tickets for all home games quickly times can cost twice a season ticket. Purists may argue that the real problem with the article 9 of its data and acquisitiveness is not about the "Tessera", but as part of a policy of small steps that at least a symbolic victory is not high enough to keep. Would remain the problem of away games: from a few brought on line Fanlager (Juve, Inter, Milan, Hellas), the organized fan base had known of Tessera denied with the result that away blocks equal to either remain empty or "normal" fans rather moderately filled - and especially animated - were. And so a stadium experience without away fans is of course only worth half.
Even nicer than the Roma has also made this regard thoughts and their fans with the "AS ROMA CLUB AWAY" on the 4thApril 2013 now offers a fidelity card , the right to purchase away tickets. And again without presenting the "Tessera del Tifoso". Whilst the competent police authorities may refuse to issue a fan still, but they can with single tickets too. In the interests of further weakening and dilution of the legislation against stadium fans this initiative is to be welcomed as a pragmatic deal with the situation only. Each AS Roma fan can therefore follow his team, without having to have the Tessera must from the beginning of April.
The enterprising myRoma organization whose goal is to provide fans as shareholders of the club say, therefore, held on 26 March 18-21 clock of an open information session for all fans (in the "Spazio Informal", in Via dei Cerchi 75), in which, moderated by journalist Daniele Lo Monaco, the discussants Campanile Walter (President of MyROMA), Fananwalt Lorenzo Contucci (Vice-President MyROMA), Paolo Cento (MyROMA shareholder) and the journalist Tonino Cagnucci introduce the project, explain and answer questions:
There is still a lot to do in Italy to the Stadionmfan may feel as a normal citizen, or at least valued customer again. But as long as the policy does not take up the issue, are these initiatives of associations and Fanvertretungen to somehow allow the stadium visit nevertheless, essential. I very much hope that the project will be a success and will find many imitators. Without Tessera away - it was a dream for years.
of AltraVita · Sunday, 24 March 2013 · 2175 3 1 Trackbacks / Pingbacks
8 years: 5.00 of 5 points, based on 1 votes cast.
8 years ago, the unemployment benefit II and truck tolls were introduced. For 8 years, you may no longer smoke in public places in Italy. Facebook was then a year old and known only to a few Americans. Juanes painted in the summer with "La Camisa Negra" and the Decline of the West threatened at the time because "Schnappi" the little crocodile. Hansa Rostock still played in the Bundesliga. This is also as a club that has only anarchists in the aftermath. Good thing they're gone. After 8 years, my son will be 21 and doing a job that I can not imagine me today. A few people will remember the euro crisis, perhaps even to the euro. Smartphone batteries will hopefully hold out for two days and possibly a black pope is elected. Who knows, 8 years is a damn long time.
On 14.11.2012 the ultras from Catania Antonio Speciale was in the third and final instance sentenced to 8 years in prison . Because he dated 2 in Sicilian derby February is said to have killed the policeman Filippo Raciti 2007. Speziale was 17 years old and his name and his face was beaten by the newspapers of the world. "Omicidio Preterintenzionale" is this splendid concepts from the world of Clause people, so something between manslaughter and negligent bodily harm. So somehow manslaughter, but without intention. But also no accident. Together with the also condemned Daniele Micale Speziale had thrown a 1.16 m long and 5.820 kg of heavy metal sink base to the stadium forecourt. There is film footage, as they throw. The both had admitted from the outset. There is no record of whether something or someone is hit. No eye witnesses. No confession. No signs of pain on the part of the police officer who is one and a half hours more in use, before he collapses and dies of internal bleeding in the hospital.
The case had all that it takes for one of these Empörungswellen, with the bourgeoisie of their righteousness assured perpetrator was one of those marauding hordes that populate weekends football stadiums. A boy with hooded shirt from one of the poorer quarters of the rich in poor neighborhoods Sicilian port city. Not that you could sport this proles abgewinnen anything, it is generally known that anyone who seriously devotes his free 22 men running after a ball here, can not really be a productive part of civil society. At least not when he stands. On the one hand we have been always a representative of this depraved generation, the young. These people who can not read and write properly, but waste our tax dollars beautiful by making things broken. On the other hand, the righteous citizens, although they never found the parking ticket a traffic warden as justified, but find the use of the police in football stadiums have therefore perfectly because it as only so-called "fans" go. "Locking up and key thrown away" reads the verdict. "With all the hardship they will need to proceed" if the spiral of violence has once again reached a "new dimension". Our lovely tax money, with which we can build kindergartens, parks, new airports and underground stations, so that the Samsonite Group verdaddeln can more quickly and effectively warrant derivatives on the Soia harvest of 2014. The break at least at night, no mirrors of cars. And besides, they wear ties.
Elements that prove the innocence there are many. We believe, nay, we are sure that the verdict is erroneous, but we want that will confirm our belief that we have the rest for 6 years by a judge. In this case, according to the law, the Court of Appeal Messina, the closest. (LiPera Giuseppe, Antonio lawyer)
On 21 March 2013 is speziales lawyer Giuseppe LiPera before the "Corte d'Appello" Messina application for revision process. The instances are exhausted, speziales judgment is final. The offender is locked up, the world is back in order, corrected the error in the system. Despite all the ambiguities that haunt at the event since 2007. At 121 pages LiPera justify their conviction and his team from the miscarriage of justice ( pdf, 11 MB, Italian, application for revision process ). The document is partially hair-raising, sometimes it also brings the layman to smile. Were it not for these 8 years.
First, there is the difference in the reasons for judgment speziales convictions for "homicide" and "resistance to state violence." In a judgment Antonio has thrown the plate in the air, others are convinced that it was "made on Racitis body." For the latter, there is simply no evidence. Not even the testimony of Racitis team that have given him a second from the side. But there is a phonebook strong opinion of the most famous forensic services to the police of Italy , which excludes the sheet as a cause of death. Even if it had hit someone.
In contrast, other differences already seem almost insignificant: in the judgment of "resistance" it is said, the boy would have "covered the face with a hooded shirt and a cap", in the judgment of "manslaughter" the shirt, however, was "slipped off the face of the boy, so that it was recognizable. " Regardless, masked or not masked. If the virtual mob takes out the pitchforks and torches, then you have to overlook such details before. As well as have 3 instances on Salvatore Lazzaro overlooked statements, the driver of Racitis Defender jeep. He had even given in interviews by the police shortly after the events twice on record that he had when reversing - in the midst of throwing bottles, smoke bombs and tear gas, no rear view mirror! - An impact ("botta") and felt pain when turning his group leader curved seen on the ground. Without a doubt. 2008 court he expresses himself well beyond reasonable doubt that he had a "boato" heard the bang of a firecracker, and Raciti was also there at least 10 meters from the vehicle. Sure. Sometimes you can remember those after one year closer look at such details. Just now I was convinced that I had run over someone, especially my boss, a few months later, I'm sure that was somewhere else. Negligible and that the forensic examination found traces of Racitis uniform blue color , which could be clearly assigned to the Defender jeep. Antonio's mother, Rosa Lombardo, Lazzaro has therefore perjury displayed ( pdf, 121 kB, Italian, display of Antonio's mother ).
Speziales sink litter was filmed at 19.05 clock. 20.30 clock driver had Racitis the alleged accident when reversing. 20:35 Raciti is collapsed.
On 16 February 2007 speziales was also a fellow inmate in prison secretly intercepted and recorded, of a person with his name indicates in conversation with Antonio's parents, who had recorded the tragic accident with a cell phone camera. Legally uninitiated would now believe that the person had been called as a witness and saved the video as evidence. Finally, it is here, among other things, the question whether an unfortunate accident took place or a damning to manslaughter. None of that. An application of the defense was never considered. Why, yes you had the offender been 3 days after the events in the second February 2007, the hungry press pack presents. And designed a kind of anti-terrorism legislation against ultras in the same year, which was then enforced, in November after a highway rest stop near Arezzo , a policeman shot and killed a young football fan with no further occasion .
I do not know how it is decided in Messina, whether 121 pages rich detailed material discrepancies, inconsistencies, interpretations, assumptions and different statements for a re-recording of the process. Not much new is added, the disputed issues were already decided yes in 3 instances to the then underage Catanese had killed the policemen without any doubt. In a country where the last prime minister, a certain Silvio Berlusconi, did not have to spend even one day in prison. Whether he let fly with the minors military helicopters to private parties, bribery, tax evasion, mafia-financing; everything trickles down to you, if you are the successor of Bettino Craxi and Giulio Andreotti. The eight policemen who beat the Brescia fan Paolo Scaroni of Verona train station into a coma could not be convicted "because you can not distinguish them under the helmet." And here there were dozens of witnesses given absolutely no doubt about the facts of the case.
To find out the truth, as the poor inspector Raciti was killed, something must come to light, and if anyone can prove, as it really is over, then he should appear and say that! (Roberto Speziale, Antonio's father)
8 years. In 8 years, we will finally have exported our security democracy to Afghanistan, it is also there to give a legal system, the judge without respect of person and his position solely on facts. There is probably no standing room, enter the root of all evil in football stadiums more. The rampaging mob will have calmed down in Greece. Our breakfast eggs will be laid by happy chickens, when we call the electronic newspaper on the screen that tells us about distant countries, where righteous people can not sleep so quietly, as with us. For anyone who has not done anything, needs also nothing to worry about. Unless he is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Everything will be fine. Sometimes you just have to wait eight years and what are already 8 years.
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Gazzetta dello Sport, 16.03.2013
The following is an article from the "Gazzetta dello Sport" from 16.03.2013 to viewers crisis of Italian football and the differences to the German model. The series "the football we love" deals with problems of the fans and the stadium visit. Condition of the conversation was that we were talking about actually feasible in the short term factors. In Italy there is not even so still a law that allowed the clubs own stadium. And surely it is in the Gazzetta not to fight the ultras away games for free. Still, I'm with the contribution of more than pleased, if even interested the flagship of the sporty middle class for the needs of visitors to the stadium, perhaps moved finally something in this football-crazy country at the hands of incompetence, pay TV and populist Law and-order apologists - has its stadium once fascinating culture now almost completely stalled - always accompanied by a one-sided press. One has but noted that the chosen path of increasingly repressive measures leads to a dead end and now looks wistfully to Germany.
"Bring the colors in your back stages"
It speaks a German blogger who lives in Italy: "Less bureaucracy, more service.The clubs relate the fans with a "
Sometimes, a smile would be enough. You stand at the turnstile, waiting neatly in line and when you're at the range, you look the (or) steward in the face and say you welcome, as if to say "Welcome to our stadium, a lot of fun." No, this gesture of politeness would not solve the problem at a stroke shrinkage of the audience in Italian football, it would not fill our stadiums as if by magic. It would mean a lot, at least symbolically, we were dealing with a changing from one administration to the "problem" of public policy, go to an influx of people as "opportunity" to improve the atmosphere. Kai Tippmann has remained in the memory of this detail: "Let's start with a smile on his lips.The fans would like that.A better trained, perhaps also better paid, security service is a first step. "
Kai Tippmann: "Public transport, clean toilets, parking, low prices: the difference is this"
Observatory: One must Kai listen attentively when he speaks because he has a privileged observatory: Born and raised in Berlin, he moved to Italy in 1999, since ancient times visited German and Italian states, has its Hertha for Sacchi's Milan "cheated "and even his son Ezra infected, together with the many games he looks at the Rossoneri at the San Siro. And we have not forgotten: he works as a journalist and translator, and explores the dynamics of Stadionfankultur, so his blog is altravita.com become a reference point for German, Austrian and Swiss fans. In short, who could tell us better than he the differences of the most successful European model, this Germany, which average 44,293 viewers in the Bundesliga (22,005 in Serie A) and 17,196 in the second Bundesliga (6.128 in Serie B) has achieved?
Atmosphere. The first difference you can see "The German stadiums are full, park from the first to third in the league, they are modern, with few exceptions, you can easily have a subway station nearby, the toilets are clean , the ticket prices affordable, even in the Allianz Arena.One breathes the atmosphere of Italy in the 80s and 90s.In Germany, the support, the gathering, the essence of football. "Even the German model is subject to the difference between the two countries. The 50 +1 rule, which guarantees members the voting control of a football club is so far removed from our governance model - a single man at the helm, the patron, which builds up and tears - that they appear like a utopia. And the upheaval of World Cup 2006 with its new generation of stadiums, which has revolutionized the face of the German model, is an Italian dream, which has been repeatedly dissolved in recent years in the air, if we assume that the orientation of the European Championships 2012 or 2016 would have really helped to make the modern footballing keep us in advance. But while we wait for modern stadiums in club ownership, we still have to do something to empty stadiums / reverse the ratio full living room. First of all, a less restrictive bureaucracy and schizophrenic: "I've heard stories of absurd" - says Tippmann - "such as from pensions, which they have taken in the middle of cloudburst on the input control the umbrella.In contrast to Germany, I feel not even in Italy as a customer when I go to the stadium.Why do I have if I want to go to the stadium with my son, even if I've never mentioned anything to me to be guilty, the Tessera del Tifoso sign, go to the bank to sign dozens of pages and store my data?I wish I could easily buy a ticket at the stadium box office.And pay for a reasonable price to the economic crisis because people have less money in your pocket. "
Vote: Germany is also in the involvement of fans in the club fortunes pioneer, partly also to the decision-making process into it. And the fans also know how to make themselves heard. Such as the "12:12" Protest: before the winter break, the fans set for 12 minutes and 12 seconds support, to protest against a package of measures was aimed at away games, Standing, banners, etc.. That should be on 12 Be decided in December, but was heavily modified "Each club." - Explains Tippmann - "has hired people who care about the fans.There is an institutionalized dialogue between fans and club official and half paid by the clubs, the other half of the country.In Italy, the situation was different, but many fans would accept a dialogue.Maybe you could receive in a furnished office in the stadium and face their issues.The Ultras?The ratio is charged impossible just 40 years clashes hide.But it was a mistake to demonize an entire movement to ban all the megaphones to meet a violent minority.Maybe we do not return to the colorful curves of the golden years back, but the Italian passion for football, for the song, where you can discover, you can fill the stands with new generations of fans, full of enthusiasm for the spectacle stadium visit.In another way, less violent, but also less anonymous and sad. "
Who are they, the "ultras", accompanied their fan culture for more than 10 years, German Bundesliga games with flags, duration chants, colorful choreography and pyrotechnics? What makes this culture, feel tens of thousands of young people from all sectors and levels of society belong to? Who drives these mostly young men who complain for themselves to be "not criminals"?