Fascist Galaxy Fans? Uh…wha…HUH?By: Laurie | March 5th, 2008
I got a rather unusual email the other day. My first impulse was to dismiss it automatically.
My second was to think, “Well… The world is a strange place. I suppose it’s possible.”
Tell me what you think. Here’s what it said:
I am a reader of the offside and a supporter of [European team.] I am also beginning to follow the MLS as well. I help moderate a North American [team] forum and earlier today we had a [arch-rival team] fan trying to troll our board. Among the usual garbage that they say, he was also a fascist and mentioned a bunch of teams with right wing supporters such as Chelsea, Rangers, Lazio, etc, but also mentioned the Galaxy. I had to stop and laugh at this and commented how that might be the silliest thing I’ve ever read. He said however that there is a group of fascist fans at Galaxy games, around 10 and growing he said. I was wondering if you were aware of any such group? Thanks for your help!
The reason I didn’t dismiss this was the “10 and growing” part. Ten’s not a lot, especially in a stadium that seats, what, 27,000? But it could be the start of something. Or it could just be ten maladjusted people coming together. Or it could be a complete fabrication — one troll’s way to get attention.
What do you think? Anybody heard anything along these lines? Or can we file it under “garbage rumors”?