News: Athens Antifa League Round 1

Posted: February 26, 2013 by Zouz in News
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Against all odds 🙂

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The date was Sunday, the time 13:00 and place, a self-painted 4×4 cement street pitch within the inner open spaces of the N.T.U.A. (National Technical University of Athens). Excellent Spring weather in the middle of Winter, no obligations, ideal circumstances for raising my lazy ass and get it for once out on Sunday morning (lazzzy bastard!). The outcome, regardless all the technical setbacks, was certainly worthing it 🙂

The bad news: the event was a perfect appliance of Murphy’s Law! In other words (to save you the boring details unless you have already clicked on the link 🙂 ), everything that could technically go wrong, went, not just wrong, but straight to Hell, with top example, the unavailability of the actual (and designed specifically for the occasion) pitch due to a lack of communication between the organizers and the local security – a Swastika with a forbidding sign was painted in the center of the pitch but the security employees weren’t notified. As result of it, a security guard of the night shift noticed the painting during the night, didn’t noticed the forbidding sign (not very distinguishable probably), assumed that this was work of Fascist intruders (!!!) and covered the initial design with LOADS of blue paint, making the pitch practically uselless (paint was still wet) for the entire day!!! 

The good news: neither the above nor all the other extra “technical difficulties” that all together occured, weren’t enough to spoil anyone’s mood (except a few people maybe BUT only for a while 🙂 ). Everybody somehow settled with a somehow narrow (and a little dangerous) area, just by the original playground, and for the next few hours, youth was playing footbal, having fun, making friends, exchanging opinions inside a very positive and relaxing (OK, maybe this because of the weed!) atmosphere 🙂 Twelve (I think) squads from twelve (I think again!) different neighborhoods, but really doesn’t make any serious difference – nobody was really giving shit about the score, result and so on and so forth… just pure Sunday morning fun 🙂

Overall: FUN! An occasion that everybody enjoyed – tournament is supposed to continue in a rotating manner around the neighborhoods of the participating teams. Hope that childhood diseases will be cured during the next rounds and the whole thing will evolve to something even fancier – Scum is too fuckin’ lazy to follow the entire action around but for sure will keep somehow a close eye on things ‘-)

Keep up to day with the progress of things by following the Antifa League blog!

Stickers (in a variety of fancy colors!) prepared for the occasion

Stickers (in a variety of fancy colors!) prepared for the occasion

The screwed up original terrain...

The screwed up original terrain…

A broader view...

A broader view…

Street Art inside the University area

Street Art inside the University area

Having fun with football I

Having fun with football I

Having fun with football II

Having fun with football II

"Tournament" administration :-)

“Tournament” administration 🙂

Having fun with football III

Having fun with football III

Having fun with football IV

Having fun with football IV

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