In Poland, vandals mix White Pride with Club Pride

Good logos are simple and immediately familiar. Easy to replicate, even by drunk guys with spray paint. A beautiful example: The Legia Warszawa logo. A sans-serif capital L inside a circle. See – Easy to scrawl when you’re in a hurry but want everyone to know what team you root for. When I was in… Continue reading In Poland, vandals mix White Pride with Club Pride

In Krakow, arch rivals separated by a narrow field

Depending on what you read or who you listen to, the Krakow Derby between Wisla Krakow and Cracovia is a dangerous, perhaps deadly, clash plagued by two violent, racist hooligan sects. Or it’s a Must-Experience sporting and cultural event – an eternal rivalry that gets the better of some unruly fans who commit petty theft… Continue reading In Krakow, arch rivals separated by a narrow field

Ridgewood, QNS

Several distinct soccer cultures converge in Ridgewood, a little triangle along the Brooklyn border hemmed in by the industrial zone north of Metropolitan Ave and the freighter tracks to the east. Yesterday, I saw a guy walking on Fresh Pond Road in a Lewandowski jersey (representative of the neighborhood’s large Polish population) and a little… Continue reading Ridgewood, QNS