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Cannes plays in the second league in France, Championnat National.
It is fairly new, from 2004, but made up of older groups. They are anti-hooliganist, left-wing, "rasta" - which I think means they smoke weed and listen to reggae.
Here is their fanzine, with an interview about the founding of the group.
Photo taken at the match between Hajduk(Split)and Red Star(Belgrade) when Tito's death was suddenly announced:
Joseph traveled with Livorno to Genoa to meet Sampdoria:
Sampdoria supporters held up their slogan "Ultras no politica"
From the 'One Law for them, another law for us' file.
Soccer / Crowd ban for Sakhnin; Betar escapes with fine
By Ali Gali http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/669204.html
The Israel Football Association's disciplinary court yesterday handed Bnei Sakhnin a four-match crowd ban following Sunday's violent events at the end of its game with Betar Jerusalem at the Doha Stadium. Sakhnin was also fined NIS 50,000 and had two league points deducted with the sentence suspended for a year.
Betar Jerusalem was fined NIS 75,000 for its role in the events and received a two-match crowd ban suspended for a year.
Both sides denied the charges against them. "It was the Betar fans who throughout the game hurled objects at our fans. Sakhnin fans did not make racist taunts at the Betar fans," claimed Sakhnin chairman Mazen Ghnaim.
Ghnaim said later he would appeal the ban. "The sentence is cruel. We will appeal against it," he said.
Sakhnin coach Lufa Kadosh said he was shocked by the severity of the ban. "We don't deserve this punishment. The Betar fans carry a greater share of the blame, but I guess it's easier to punish Sakhnin," Kadosh said.
Betar chairman Valdimir Shklar also denied the charges. "No projectiles were thrown from the Betar stands," said Shklar, despite television evidence to the contrary."
"In sentencing we took into consideration that the events occurred after the game had ended," the disciplinary panel said. "None of the match officials or players were hurt," it added.
Israel Football Association chairman Itche Menahem said that he was satisfied with the panel's ruling. "The fans will understand now that by their actions they harm not only the team but themselves."
Sakhnin, which only recently returned to playing in the town after the opening of the Doha Stadium, was in a state of shock after the ruling. "Sakhnin mayor Mohammed Bashir has cut short his vacation in Egypt to deal with the terrible punishment inflicted on the team," said Gazal Abu Raya, a spokesman for the Sakhnin municipality."
The state has nurtured Betar fans as a right-wing political movement," charged Abu Raya. "the sentence is a political message to the Arab sector."
Samir Badrana, the chairman of the Sakhnin fan club, called the sentence a "crime in broad daylight. "The sentence is tantamount to knocking off 12 points and sending us down a league," Badrana said.
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