February 17, 2015

Belgian Soccer Fans Lose Their Heads: Fans of the Belgian soccer team Standard Liege greeted the return of their former captain Steven Defour on the opposing team with an enormous banner that depicted his decapitated head. Belgian foreign affairs minister Didier Reynders called it "stupid, nasty and irresponsible."

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:57 PM - 3 comments

That banner is enormous. I'd love to know how it was made, how much it cost, who paid for it, etc.

posted by mikemacman at 10:40 PM on February 17

It got him sent off, though.

Result!

posted by owlhouse at 11:16 PM on February 17

That reminds me of the banner the Russians unfurled at a Euro 2012 match against Poland.

Surely those banners aren't being snuck in. Any punishment to result from the stunt should be levied on the team for allowing it.

posted by rcade at 08:22 AM on February 18

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