SUMMARY REPORT ON THE 16th ROUND OF THE CROATIAN TELECOM FIRST LEAGUE
Under the framework of the Direct Protection of Fan Violence project, CHC observers monitored the games of the 16th Round of the Croatian Telecom First League, and based on direct insight and collected data recorded the following events.
GNK DINAMO – NK LOKOMOTIVA 2 : 0
The match between GNK Dinamo – NK Lokomotiva was played on November 19, 2017 at Dinamo Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb. 1500 fans attended the game, of which there were 300 members of the Bad Blue Boys – BBB (GNK Dinamo fan club).
The game progressed with relatively fair cheering, except for 2 minor incidents. In the 75th minute, the BBB light 1 flare and throw it onto the tartan track, and light 1 flare on the northern stands.
In the 87th and 88th minutes, the BBB chant “Mamić, Gypsy, leave the holy shrine”.
HNK RIJEKA – NK INTER 0 : 0
The match between Rijeka – Inter was played at Rujevica Stadium in Rijeka on November 18. The game was attended by 5000 spectators, of which about 1000 were members of the Armada (HNK Rijeka fan club).
In the 40th, 42nd and 90th minutes, the entire stadium chanted “CFF faggots, you screwed up football” as a reaction to some of the referee’s calls.
At the very end of the first half, some of the fans chant “Gypsies, Gypsies” to the referees, and a minor incident took place among the players in the 90th minute, resulting in the throwing of some plastics cups onto the playing field coming from the western stands. All this was accompanied by the shouting of “Purger pussies” and “Fuck you Mamić”.
NK ISTRA 1961 – HNK HAJDUK 1 : 3
The match between NK Istra – HNK Hajduk was played on November 19, 2017 at Aldo Drosina Stadium in Pula before 3200 spectators, of which there were about 600-700 members of Torcida (HNK Hajduk), and about 150 members of the Demons fan club (NK Istra 1961).
Torcida fans displayed a large banner: “Responsibility, not demagogy”, aimed at Hajduk’s Manage-ment, along with the shouting of “Play, you pussies” to the players. All this was accompanied by the chanting of “Get out of the way, Gypsy” to President Kos (?), to whom they also sent a visual mes-sage on a banner depicting a bird ready for take-off. In the 16th and 17th minutes they begin their py-romaniac rampage where Torcida first lights 2-3 flares, then throws 16 flares onto the playing field, causing the game to be suspended for several moments due to the thick smoke.
In the 19th minute, the Demons also light flares under a large fabric banner, but do not throw them onto the playing field. Then in the 29th minute, Torcida lights a flammable substance and again chants “Get out of the way, Gypsy” in the 42nd and 45th minute. The pyromaniac rampage continues on into the second half with Torcida lighting a smoke bomb in the 50th minute, and throwing a dozen bengal flares towards the players on the field in the 61st minute, then several minutes later (69th) they light one bengal flare. To all this they add the chanting of “CFF faggots, you screwed up football” (70th minute), which they repeat at the end of the game as well, adding to it the chanting of “Gypsies, Gypsies”.
Security levels were high for this game, so that police forces were set up all the way from Bosiljevo to Pula.
NK OSIJEK – NK CIBALIA 1 : 1
The match between NK Osijek – NK Cibalia took place at City Garden Stadium in Osijek on No-vember 18, 2017, before about 1500 spectators, of which close to 250 were members of the Kohorta fan club (NK Osijek). Members of the Ultras fan club (NK Cibalia) boycotted the game because that date marked the 26th commemoration of the fall of Vukovar in the Homeland War.
Members of the Kohorta fan club did not cheer for the first 26 minutes of the game in commemora-tion of the Vukovar tragedy. They began cheering in the 26th minute, and lit 6 signal flares (“ben-gals”).
We also recorded a smoke signal flare that was lit in the 67th minute.
Note: All the games of the 16th Round bore an atmosphere of remembrance of the fall of Vukovar on November 18, 1991 in the Homeland War. Every stadium observed a minute of silence. Fans hung numerous banners with words evocating memories of Vukovar tragedy. Also, during the games we could hear the chanting of “Vukovar, Vukovar!” and fans singing the song “My Croatia, My Homeland”, as well as the chanting of “Call out, just call out, all the falcons will give their life for you”.
For the CHC:
Ivan Zvonimir Čičak