United in Protest: From ‘Living and Dying with Our Colours’ to ‘Let All the Colours of the World Unite’

  • Itir Erhart
  • The International Journal of the History of Sport, June 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2014.929116

United in Protest

What is it about?

By looking at both the political role of football fans of the ‘Big Three’ during and after the Gezi protests, and the ways in which mutual respect and solidarity is born among diverse protesters, this paper discusses the possibilities of translating this positive genre to a peaceful spectatorship in Turkish football

Why is it important?

Politicisation and unification of Turkish football fans, led by the most political of all fans groups in the country against the government, could inspire similar movements in other countries.

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