Passionate, political and principled, the UltraS are the hardcore
subculture of football supporters found in the stadiums of Italy.
Amongst the most committed and uncompromising are two such groups who
gather in support of the main football clubs of Rome - AS Roma and SS
Lazio. Openly proclaiming neo-fascist sympathies, and not afraid of
violence against rival supporters and police, these groups (the Boys
Roma and the Lazio Irriducibili) are well-organised and determined to
bring about social and political change and stamp out those who oppose
them. The much-maligned football hooligans of England pale by
Following years of research involving individuals inside these
organisations, and drawing on exclusive interviews with each group's
leading figures, Alberto Testa and Gary Armstrong present a fascinating
account of the world of the neo-fascist UltraS.
Football, Fascism and Fandom The UltraS of Italian Football
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