Other Teams' Fan Protests

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by mjlee22, May 22, 2018.

  1. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saw this article and decided to start a new thread about what the fans of other teams do when their clubs fail to perform. Not for #SaveTheCrew activity. And, i guess it would be ok to include Quakes fan protests, but judging by past reactions to posts I have made, I don't think that would ever happen.

    Anyhow, Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, where Fredy Montero now plays, had a bad week. Not only did fans invade the locker room, but the club president got into a twitter war with players.
     
  2. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only example you could find is one where fans attack their own team?
     
  3. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    uh, that's the point of the thread. Protests.
     
  4. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Protests? Really? Sounds more like assault and other criminal mayhem. Unless you have some hidden desire to go all gangsta on the team why give these types of examples?
     
  6. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    The San Jose Ultras have engaged in a number of protests over the years, without resorting to violence. These have generally been prompted by grievances other than merely poor play.
     
  7. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #7 mjlee22, May 22, 2018
    Last edited: May 22, 2018
    Sheesh, aren’t you glad I didnt post this under Other Teams Results?
     
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  8. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #8 mjlee22, May 22, 2018
    Last edited: May 22, 2018
  9. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    As I recall, Philadelphia Union fans did some protest marches and the like a few years back to underscore their dissatisfaction with the team's performance. Years later the team remains mired in mediocrity.
     
  10. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes

    Philadelphia Union: "The San Jose Earthquakes of the East"
     
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  11. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Except our fans know how to lose with dignity. :)
     
  12. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Either that, or compared to Sporting Lisbon fans, we are just a bunch of kitty cats.
     
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  13. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I think it's safe to say that the passion exhibited by sports fans in the US tends to be much more restrained than that in many other countries!
     
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  14. Socarchist

    Socarchist Member+

    Feb 21, 2010
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I think it's just different here. Fans beat and stab each other over baseball and American football rivalries in the US. Soccer is still a glorified niche sport here. Fan culture reflects the nation's culture. So in Europe, there is more collective action. Here, in the more individualistic US, people take it out on each other in one on one violence.

    The greatest protests against SJ's abject team quality are the rows of empty seats and advertisements for 2018 season tickets this late in the season with ManU at way reduced prices.

    Pathetic.
     
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  15. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

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    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
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    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nobody is stopping anyone from not going to the games.
     
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  16. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    United fans were most bothered by the crippling debt the Glazers put on the club to purchase it, since the club had been debt free until that point. The fans thought the debt would inhibit the club's ability to buy the players they would need to be competitive. Season ticket prices did rise after the takeover, but, that was just one reason of several fans had to protest.
     
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  17. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    • The Casbah used to wear paper bags over their heads toward the end of the season when it was clear that we wouldn't make the playoffs again.
    • There was a notorious game where we started chanting for bench players, specifically: "We're high on Krak!" Which did indeed induce the idiot coach into subbing in Krak.
    • Posters of course, demanding the coaches head.
      <whoever> OUT!
      Saw that one in Portlandia more than once.
    That's just off the top of my head.
    • Fans could wear Clash gear to games.
    [​IMG]
    GO CLASH!!
    Dim Stahre OUT!!

    - Mark
     
  18. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    The Ultras had derisive cheers for bench warmers, as well. "Sealy is the F*cking MVP" is among my favorites. :)
     
  19. markmcf8

    markmcf8 Member+

    Oct 18, 1999
    Vancouver, WA, USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don, it wasn't derisive. We were sucking wind, as usual with Loathsome Lothar coaching us. We were such crap we wanted him to try something, anything different. So chanted for Krak and we got him. And then we started chanting for Dario, who should have been a lock starter in any case. Lothar subbed him in for Azzizi instead of playing them both at the same time. We frequently lined-up in a 5-3-2, that's how shitty we were.



    Go Quakes!!

    - Mark
     
  20. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    The Ultras' cheers at Buck Shaw were evidently hard to discern as derisive. Mike Fucito was warming up behind the goal one time and smiled and waved when they did the MVP chant for him. The coach was not persuaded, however, and Fucito never entered the match. :)
     
  21. Socarchist

    Socarchist Member+

    Feb 21, 2010
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
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  22. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    That's some kick-ass propaganda. Cannot wait for Friday.
     
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  23. mjlee22

    mjlee22 Quake & Landon fan

    Nov 24, 2003
    near Palo Alto, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don’t understand the joke. I watched the first 3 of 6 minutes and didn’t see anything funny or persuasive?
     
  24. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I don't believe the video was intended to be funny, but rather to show the event was fun, and it succeeded in my estimation.
     
  25. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But, look, Vako appeared in it! ;)
     

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