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Working Class / Left wing football clubs? Watch

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    Interested to see which football fan bases are a combination of working class in status and left wing in political allegiance, particularly ones that don’t come to mind immediately, e.g Feyenoord.
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    A small list:

    Everton & Liverpool - Labour safe seat in the UK

    Feyenoord (Rotterdam) - a working class port city like Liverpool governed by the dutch Labour party

    Livorno (Italy)

    St Pauli (Germany)

    Manchester Utd/City - Labour safe seat in the UK
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    In Italy Roma, Milan and Napoli are traditionally left leaning clubs, while clubs like Lazio are traditional right wing (as demonstrated with the fiasco surrounding Jews recently)
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    Its difficult to paint any club in England with the 'left-wing' brush as I would say every club in England will have elements of right-wing and left-wing supporters amongst their ranks.
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    With what they charge for a pie these days none of them are.
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    Union Berlin.
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    Celtic perhaps?
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    Defo Celtic cos of their anti-estab/socialist views
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    Man utd are more left wing than Man City.

    Man City are known for having an EDL element, so are Chelsea.
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    AC Milan, Man United, Roma, Birmingham FC, Feyenoord
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    (Original post by MikeP17)
    Defo Celtic cos of their anti-estab/socialist views
    I never understand why identifying with Irish culture makes you left wing, surely the two things would exist along a different spectrum and this is especially true given that Anglo culture is far more liberal than Irish culture which is generally quite conservative.

    It's like saying Hamas is more left wing than Israel even though Tel Aviv pride is a thing but Gaza strip pride isn't.
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    I'm kind of ashamed to say that chelsea are more right-wing :/

    With the whole "train incident" that let all us fans down.
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    Gulag-Kolyma: they work their socks off; players come from all corners of the country with contracts which can last decades. Their style of "take no prisoners" full on footie will soon be coming to Britain.
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    Besiktas, Arsenal Kiev and Partizan Minsk
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    (Original post by utr)
    Its difficult to paint any club in England with the 'left-wing' brush as I would say every club in England will have elements of right-wing and left-wing supporters amongst their ranks.
    True, there are some clubs where it is a bit easier to say they swing one way or the other though imo.

    If you take immigration out of it then I reckon most football supporters in this country are probably left leaning.

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    Celtic perhaps?
    They are the first club I thought of.

    (Original post by Ganjaweed Rebel)
    I never understand why identifying with Irish culture makes you left wing, surely the two things would exist along a different spectrum and this is especially true given that Anglo culture is far more liberal than Irish culture which is generally quite conservative.
    It doesn't but Celtic's supporters are more left wing imo. They were one of the most vocal about the refugee crisis, and as that poster says they are anti establishment, they also have a friendship with St Pauli mentioned in the OP. There are guys who will know more who will be able to explain it better than me though.
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    (Original post by Ganjaweed Rebel)
    Besiktas, Arsenal Kiev and Partizan Minsk
    EDIT: Cheers for correction.
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    The big three that come to my mind are:

    Everton
    Arsenal
    Celtic

    Everton, 'the people's club'. Not only in a Labour area but also is known for valuing community in a way that some would describe as left-wing.

    Arsenal known for having Labour-supporting fans. More the trendier London type of lefties (like Corbyn, who supports them), than the grittier Northern ones. A lot of left-wing opposition from fans over the pay of its workers lately.

    Celtic. Associated with Catholicism/possibly Irish nationalism, which is generally espoused by leftists.
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    People around the world think of Liverpool firstly as the Merseyside team who are left-wing but fully agree that Everton are the more community based team, and have a stronger support with the city of Liverpool, as oppose to Liverpools larger nationwide following, therefore making Everton more of the working class / left wing team on Merseyside
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    St Pauli

    Probably AFC Wimbledon.

    Real Man U supporters probably (those in Manchester or brought up there, not the plastic glory seekers who probably have no political opinions).
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    Yeah Celtic are very left wing while a lot of Rangers fans are unionist/right wing.

    Probably the only club in the world where a large portion of it's supporters hate their own national team/country as well.
 
 
 
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