Italy fan culture is famous for its passion: the tifos, the flares, the songs.
But the other side of that coin is the ultras: organised groups of fanatics, rather than fans, infamous for their violence and far-right sympathies.
None are more well-known than Lazio, the Rome team that counted Italian dictator Benito Mussolini among their supporters.
On August 7th, 2019, the leader of Lazio’s ultras, the Irriducibili, was shot dead. He was assassinated in broad daylight, in a park in Rome.
A few weeks later, Lazio played their fierce rivals Roma. Andy Mitten decided to attend the match – with the Lazio ultras.
He’s written up the experience in the current issue of FourFourTwo – and here, he takes us behind the story.
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