Ultras Tifo Interview - New "Atheletic" law

When ‘Monsters Larissa Club’ decided to take place in a Union consisted of many Ultras Clubs in Greece, about 4 years ago, we had in mind that one of our basic goal would be the fight against the state’s absolutism in legal matters. When the government voted in one summer night the familiar now as ‘new athlete law’, abrogating the possibility of reprieve or payment of penalties for persons accused of athletic violence, we had in fact to face a strong and sly beat against the constitution of our country and the principles of democracy itself. We proposed many times to Greek Ultras Union to concentrate against this basic problem not only by hanging our banners condemning this illegal law, but also finding more impressive ways to make it known to all citizens. After a long period of very slow evolutions on that, we took the decision to do something all alone: we decided to remain out of our stand for 10 minutes of the duration at the game against Iraklis Thessaloniki on the 2nd of March 2008, and then come in our gate having only banners against the law.* We proposed the same to many other Ultras Clubs but none of them did so… This was, at the same time, the end of our participation in the Greek Ultras Union: it still exists in the same neutral way…

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1)Tell us some things about Monsters’ history.

Monsters’ first period:

Monsters fan club was founded in 1982. Our primitive nucleus was in fact a company of young ex “Ierolohites” (the first in fact fan club in team’s history with a name translated as “members of the holy company”) who disagreed with the conception of Ierolohites about helping the team and generally wanted to follow the modern expressions of supporting.