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The most left wing football club fan-base in Europe?

As tittle asks, which European football club do you think has the most left-wing/socialist fan-base?
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Brentford :camp:
Reply 2
St. Pauli. Surely.
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Barcelona, I'd say, due to their separatism, Catalan opposition to Franco's fascism, and the fact the club is owned by the supporters, and sponsored by UNICEF. If that aint left wing don't know what is in today's climate.

I would also add Liverpool are quite poltically separatist and anti-right wing establishment, they did refuse to buy the sun after all, not sure many clubs would have held to that so committedly.
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Hapoel Tel Aviv actually have the communist hammer and sickle on the club badge, so they are my nomination.
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Yeh, it's St. Pauli
Well I've heard Livorno have a pretty left wing fan base and they have a rivalry with right lazio for it. With di canio doing the Nazi salute against livorno while playing for lazio.
St Pauli are an excellent example.

Liverpool is the obvious one in England, with the thatcher years leaving a stain on our terrance culture.
Original post by Ki_Kudos
St. Pauli. Surely.


I agree:

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Original post by CountMancula
I agree:



Need to hand it to them, rather than most clubs who focus on profit, they have a fantastic communal attiude within the fans.

If we were talking on the British Isles, I'd say Liverpool or Celtic.
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Original post by Jackthevillain
Well I've heard Livorno have a pretty left wing fan base and they have a rivalry with right lazio for it. With di canio doing the Nazi salute against livorno while playing for lazio.


Also a good shout, I think they also have some sort of alliance with AEK Athens.
St.Pauli celtic livorno


Celtic fans
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Reply 12
Forza St. Pauli!
Original post by DontBuyTheSun
St Pauli are an excellent example.

Liverpool is the obvious one in England, with the thatcher years leaving a stain on our terrance culture.


Although I can't disagree that the Thatcher years had a great impact on Liverpool, I'm putting the question to you... What about the other North-West towns/cities?

The North-West were the ones hardest hit out of the other regions... St. Helens, where I'm from in particular, with the closing of the mines etc... But with that said, St. Helens don't have a proffesional football team... Liverpool aren't the obvious choice, just sayin'... :smile:

Probably Celtic are in with a good shout for one of the most socialist teams in the world.
Original post by Raz_Webster_MUFC

The North-West were the ones hardest hit out of the other regions... St. Helens, where I'm from in particular, with the closing of the mines etc... But with that said, St. Helens don't have a proffesional football team... Liverpool aren't the obvious choice, just sayin'... :smile:


Your right, the whole of the north west was hit by the snatcher but this happened at a time when Liverpool were the dominant force in football, winning everything at home and in europe. As a result, the general political feeling in the city transferred onto terrances and has remained passed down generation by generation.

It's also evident with the Livpool Supporters Union, which is about as anti-right ring as you can get.
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From what I can see, most football fans (well, most people in general) in the north of England are left-wing. Of course, it is hard to be a leftie while supporting a professional football club in this age of football as a capitalist institution but a lot of fans have managed it from a variety of clubs. I am loathe to say Liverpool is any more left-wing than any other British club as anecdotally, while I have known Liverpool supporters who are left-wing, I have also known BNP types to support the club (to pre-empt some rather obvbious criticism, this is likely to be the case with every other club as well). And as admirable as the boycott of The Sun is, it relates to a specific incident in which the paper published lies relating to Hillsborough, making false accusations against the fans, so I do not consider it to bear any relation to left-right politics.

As others have said, St Pauli is the most left-wing club in Europe and incredibly, this goes for those who run the club as much as the fans. Those who have been to their home games have told me how impressive the whole club is and I greatly admire the whole set-up of their club. Some internet research would suggest there are plenty of other clubs, such as Omonia Nicosia, who have an admirably left-wing fan base too but I doubt those who run most clubs respect this as much as St Pauli.
Original post by Torpedo Fish
Hapoel Tel Aviv actually have the communist hammer and sickle on the club badge, so they are my nomination.


I believe Tel Aviv is home to quite a few Zionists, so I'm not sure you can count them as left wing tbh.
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Original post by Ki_Kudos
St. Pauli. Surely.


:biggrin:

Millerntor!

My home team :smile:
Reply 18
The emergence of Holloways new Blackpool side adds a contrast to the way clubs are run in the premier league. Its more of a traditionalistic way to run a football club more than wing bias.
Original post by Nyami
The emergence of Holloways new Blackpool side adds a contrast to the way clubs are run in the premier league. Its more of a traditionalistic way to run a football club more than wing bias.


Is this a joke?

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