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Derby: AIK vs. Hammarby

Posted date:  May 18, 2007
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While in Stockholm I went to a couple soccer matches, including a derby between two Stockholm teams, AIK and Hammarby. My friends are hardcore AIK supporters, which gave me the idea to photograph the fan activity at an important match.

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Lining up for the game outside Råsunda Stadium. The alcohol-related mess is indicative of the mood of much of the match

At the beginning of the match I stood in “knacken”, the area reserved for the more hardcore AIK supporters.

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Ultra-wide view from above

But the point of going was to photograph fans, so after a while I moved down to ground level.

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Most interesting was the the fence directly behind the goal that, too my surprise, fans were more or less allowed to climb and stand on.

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Rousing the fans

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Security guards

AIK scored first.

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and eventually won the match.

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Afterwards, those standing in gnaget had to wait an extra 20 minutes before being released as to avoid any confrontations with Hammarby supporters.

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Leaving the stadium

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