The now thirty-year clash between the Atalantini, twinned with the Germans, and the Neapolitans, twinned with Monaco 1890 and Borussia Dortmund. But the chessboard also includes Paris Saint-Germain, Red Star of Belgrade, Genoa, Sampdoria, Rome. So every occasion becomes good for revenge
The Naples. The Frankfurt.
And then Atalanta.
And again Borussia Dortmund, the Red Star of Belgrade.
Who on one side, who on the other and all against all. Moved by hatred, a noun impossible to pronounce when it comes to football. And yet, here is the state of mind that in these hours drives the ultras of Naples hunting for ultr of Eintracht Frankfurt
which certainly are not hiding.
Small groups, at least until the early hours of Wednesday afternoon. Not organized groups of ultras, but mavericks, who use guerilla actions military. They scour, strike, scatter and disappear.
I hate, it was said. Territorial hatred that has its roots, in this specific case, in the now thirty-year clash between the Atalantini, twinned with the Germans, and the Neapolitans, twinned with 1890 Munich and Borussia Dortmundthemselves sworn enemies of Eintracht.
In the (crazy) logic of international pacts between ultras, even in Europe one can take revenge on the other faction. And so if Naples meets Frankfurt, the Atalantini will feel obliged to support the German ultras in clashes and in the manhunt. been so in first leg in Germany on February 21st. Where the Germans, since the day before, have also attacked Neapolitan families at restaurants. And so in Naples in the hours preceding the match at Maradona in the second round of the Champions League.
By the same logic the Paris Saint-GermainNapoli's twin, could strike at any moment the ultras of Rome enemies of the Neapolitans, through a third party. And it was like this when Napoli played against Marseille, twinned with the sampdoriansin conflict with Naples which was twinned with Genoa.
A chessboard where every step brings with it consequences that are difficult to predict and which implies a very serious risk: every good opportunity to take revenge.
On Tuesday evening, when about 350 Germans arrived in Salerno - and then in Naples - Digos identified among them Atalanta ultras who were singing chants (in Italian) as they left the station. The Napoli ultras knew it. They already knew everything. And they patrolled the neighborhoods around the station, while others were in the historic center.
March 15, 2023 (change March 15, 2023 | 1:49 pm)
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