"GC Züri travel uswärts, it gad ufwärts", from a speaker in the Song of the Zurich rapper zMz echoes. In the compartments, it smells of tobacco and hashish, the floor is sticky from spilled beer. The mood is serene, the special train for the GC Fans, for the most part empty. Only about 50 passengers on this Thursday on the way to Bern, to the game against the champion YB.
Four days ago, since then, GC-anarchists forced the second cancellation of a game within a season. When the score was 0:4 against the FC Luzern the Ultras climbed over the fence, police officers marched onto the field. The Situation ran out of control.
arrival in Bern Wankdorf. Not surprisingly, The police presence is massive. The way from the station to the stadium is blocked off. A side of police officers, all of which are recognize because of their button in the ear is easy to observe civil, the Fan-groups.
The Fanarbeiter is silent, the curve belittles
What say the Fans about the events in Lucerne? "To me the case kei Nazis!", calls are scanned, a young follower in the direction of the entrance, where the Fans later, by the security staff. Before the game the supporters Association sector IV, irritated with a media release, which appears to be pretty self-righteous: "for a Long time we have waiting, and trying to support the team – unfortunately, we saw us to the gate for the 4:0 the need to go to the Rice line." How many fan groups is sector-IV, only a General email address contactable. An interview request remained unanswered.
From the mitgefahrenen Fans, most say they were not against Luzern in the stadium. A Teenager thinks he ran away, as it was uncomfortable. A Mitgereister, who was also in Lucerne is Fanarbeiter Mattias Cadonau. In the pictures it is clearly visible, as he stands next to the now renowned throughout Switzerland Hooligan leader Stefan N. and want simple. On Friday Cadonau, on request, says that he must replace the first GC President, Stephan Rietiker, if he could answer questions from the Sunday newspaper. After that, he no longer logs in spite of demand.
Almost empty ranks: "We are in jail", stands on a suspended Transparent.
among the 50 Fans from the special train pushed in the curve around 30, many more. Many wear the typical Ultra-clothes: white Reebok shoes, black jacket or hoodies. In many of the stadium curves in the identical clothing, serves to make the Fans on camera images harder to identify. This Thursday but this is not necessary. There is neither violence nor Pyros still riot. Not a single one of the Fans behave next to it. The anarchists obviously staying at home.
The main culprits of the crisis, you don't see in the offending Fans in the ranks, but elsewhere: in the case of the journalists. "There would have been a terrorist attack in Zurich, would be less has been written about it," says one. On the toilet there are Doodles against the police and the media: "1312" – Code for, "All Cops Are Bastards" and "view: Figget eui Müetere" with a felt-tip pen written. Big issue is an article of "20 minutes", in which an anonymous Ex-Hooligan is quoted, the "z Gröbschte" for the game to be feared today. "Typical media, always exaggerating," says one. Another says: "all of Us hate you now. Don't give a shit."
After the second goal, the mood
During the game, tilts the mood is upbeat in the beginning. "Shit, BSC eh – me günned Yes!" sing the Fans. As, of all things, Roger Assalé, the smallest player to score on the field a Kopftor, tilting it. "Mier are GC, what's here?", it sounds. Coach Uli Forte has had to endure abusive chants. In the 88. Minute, it is under the 1:6, calls on the leader of the Fans to vacate the sector. The customary Goodbye to the team in front of the Fans is eliminated. Only goalkeeper Heinz Lindner goes to a boy behind the gate and gives him his gloves.
On the journey back, the alcohol level of most of the Fans rises again, but you remain calm. GC is resigned to appear on the ground, his remaining Fans. When the train arrives shortly after midnight in Zurich, calls a group: "Grasshoppers, Grasshoppers!" Another is looking forward to the game on Wednesday against Sion. Only The Letzigrund stadium, he is not allowed to enter. On Friday, the Swiss Football League has fined play GC with two Spirit. It is a gentle descent. Without the chants, but without the riots.
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Created: 18.05.2019, 22:00 PM