"Soft Hooligans: ”Want to cheer a lot and loudly – without violence”"
"Have you heard about Soft Hooligans? If not you should add the name of the memory."
""skipped" a generation, supporting the Swedish women's team, want to ”sound great and cheer loud – but without any violence”. "
" I just felt: Now we must do something. I know how many are interested but who do not have a clue, " says Estrid Kjellman, one of the founders."
"When the new Swedish when for a dammatch was set last Saturday against Germany it was in particular a section that spoke over each other."
"They call themselves the Soft Hooligans which can be translated as... Yes, a little softer hooligans. Supporters who sing high and keeps going the entire match out but that is not våldsbejakande."
" the Idea was born when I, my mom, my little sister and cousin was down at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Holland in 2017, explains Estrid Kjellman. "
"– It was the first dammästerskapet that we were on and we had very, very, funny. We are all football fans, but wanted a little more pressure on the stands."
"Soft Hooligans was founded. With the help of Facebook formed a group which grew rapidly and now has around 1700 members. "
"Any trip to the Gamla Ullevi, where the ladies usually play their internationals, it has become. But it was in connection with the match against Germany at the Friends arena as "skipped" a generation got its big boost."
"– When we found out that they would play in Stockholm, so I felt just in: Now we have to do something, " says Estrid Kjellman."
" It is really not so difficult, really. I know how many are interested but who do not have a clue."
"Their motto is that there should be ”good fotbollshäng, let and be a lot of emotion”. At kick-off they were around a hundred in the heel but more joined after the break. "
"– They had tickets elsewhere, but came and stood with us, " explains Kjellman. "
"– It was a festive atmosphere. Even if people were disappointed that we lost, we had great fun together. Hope they continue to play at Friends also henceforth!"
"what is the difference between Soft Hooligans from a ”normal” fan club?"
"– Above all, it is that we are only trying to be positive. To cheering on their team more than say ugly things about other teams. It has not with the men's and women's football to do, it's just so we have chosen to be. "
"the Operation at the Friends arena did not go unnoticed. Hedvig Lindahl is one of those who has drawn attention to the Soft Hooligans. "
"' Thank you for everything you are doing!” commented the goalkeeper after the match. "
"– I love it. You need to play as if there is someone looking but it is becoming a kind of atmosphere that makes you lift, " she adds. "
"Estrid Kjellman is grateful to the players attention their initiatives. "
"– Really very nice. We were not many in our lug, but it is great that you can make a difference anyway, " says Kjellman, who is hoping to Soft Hooligans allowed to grow. "
"What happens within the next time for you?"
"– in particular, we have become completely sold on the tifo. To get to do our first tifo was incredible fun. It was a thank you to Lotta Schelin, for everything she has done for Swedish football, she was worthy of a real finish."
"Then waiting for the world CUP in France – and then, the plan is that it shall be clearly audible to the is place. "
"– it is Hoped that we shall get the Swedish fans really well, " concludes Estrid Kjellman. "