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Hooliganism / Ultras in Malta

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:39 am
by gambin87
Hooliganism in Malta was first seen in 1980 during a European Cup qualifier game between Malta and Turkey. It was the last match played in the “Empire Stadium” in Gzira. The Maltese supporters were utterly disappointed with the referee, and in the second half they started throwing big rocks and small stones towards the referee and the Turkish players. The match was abondoned and a group of Maltese supporters managed to steal the Turkish flag and burned it. The hooligan phenomena had arrived...

Till then the Maltese stadiums have witnessed a number of “wars” between fans! Rivals fought relentlessly between themselves and and with the police. In the beginning of the 1990’s Hamrun, Hibernians, Floriana and Valletta fought between them during matches, often ending up with injuries on both sides. Fights with police were not so common until in the late 1990’s Birkirkara FC became a team challenging for honours especially with Valletta FC. Fights started to be a common thing between them throughout these years, also engaging big fights with the police.

Big fights broke out during most matches between these rivals. The biggest fight broke out during a Sliema – Birkirkara match at the National Stadium of Ta’ Qali, during an FA Trophy match. Fans hurdled hundreds of seats towards the pitch and fights got under way with the police – to the extent that the police used the water jet on the Birkirkara fans.

In 2006 during a Malta – Crotia match, fights broke out and a large number of seats were thrown towards the Maltese police. Luckily no one was injured.

In 1997, the first Ultras group in Malta was formed. Birkirkara Ultras 1997 was the first Ultras group in Malta, gaining a popularity first in Malta then in Europe. White Warriors of Valletta were formed in 2005 and in 2007 Paola Boys Hibs Ultras representing Hibernians were formed. New groups seem to be formed in the coming months.

The Ultra’ mentality has also increased to the ranks of the National Team, as a number of people have formed an Ultra’ group who will support Malta during matches. The debut of the group was made in March 2007 during Malta – Greece.

The future for the Ultras scene in Malta seems very bright, and the groups will give life to a better Maltese football and increase the number of supporters at the stadium.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:15 am
by enu
ULTRAS not hooligans pls !!!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:33 pm
by gambin87
Yes only Ultras!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:31 pm
by trommelboyLA06
It's not wrong to report something about the hooliganism in malta, is it?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:13 am
by enu
europeanULTRAS.com :!:

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:06 pm
by stream
you have ultrases in malta?
i didnt knew :D
teams from malta didnt play good in europe so we cant see their ultrases.
you have movies of ultrases from malta?

Re: Hooliganism / Ultras in Malta

PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:11 pm
by dave
gambin87 wrote:Hooliganism in Malta was first seen in 1980 during a European Cup qualifier game between Malta and Turkey. It was the last match played in the “Empire Stadium” in Gzira. The Maltese supporters were utterly disappointed with the referee, and in the second half they started throwing big rocks and small stones towards the referee and the Turkish players. The match was abondoned and a group of Maltese supporters managed to steal the Turkish flag and burned it. The hooligan phenomena had arrived...


this is neither ultras nor hooliganism...it's the story of some angry football fans...that's a story that goes back as far as the history of the sport does...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:45 pm
by gambin87
Yes go on Youtube and type the following:

Birkirkara Ultras

Paola Hibs Ultras

White Warriors Valletta

South End Core

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Then official websites:

www.birkirkaraultras.org

www.hibs-ultras.org

www.whitewarriors.com

www.southendcore.com