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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Photo Love Story B 05

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19. Matchday | Wed, 26.04.2006 | 19.00 | Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion


SV Babelsberg 03 - Tennis Borussia

SV Babelsberg 03 1:2 (0:1) TeBe

Team: Bolu - Schalle, Schmidt, Eckl - Duygun, Below (57. Lemcke), Mansour, Petrowsky (62. Thomson), Kollmorgen (73. Perez) - Kadow, Fuß.

Ref: René Rohde (Rostock).

Goals: 0:1 Schmidt (5.), 0:2 Kadow (89.), 1:2 Arsovic (90.).

Att: 1420



Just quick today because this wasnt just a normal football match:

- TeBe got an early lead and held on in a sometimes rather scrappy game.

- 0-2 up and the match was secured. The 2-1 goal from Babelsberg looked unstoppable to me. A win by 2 goals would have been unfair to them but I think 1-2 was the correct result.

- All the proceeds from the match went to the family of Ermyas. The game brought in over 2500 Euros.

- Both teams seemed a bit tired.



THE START:


When I hear stories from more experienced TeBe fans ;-) it is very strange to hear about Babelsberg. Up until a few years ago there was a bitter rivalry between the two clubs, TeBe being the "shit", "rich", "Jewish" team from the "West". In recent years the fans have become very active and have reclaimed their fan scene. The Fanladen near the stadium is friendly and cheap, the politics are amazingly correct and TeBe are seen as a good team to play against. No hassle, no stress and no assholes.





Babelsberg fans are very much into their "ultra" identity and have a passion for making banners, waving flags and burning things.... all very professional too. This is before the match and the banner reads:

Go Babelsberg! You will win! You will Defeat Them!






Now TeBe dont really usually get into the choreo stuff but some fans decided to make a bit of an effort for the Babelsberger. The banner reads:

We Say Hi To Our Friends From Babelsberg 05!


The 05 a reference to a crushing defeat as opposed to their real name of Babelsberg 03.




The match kicks off. TeBe look prepared. I had a good feeling but I thought we would win anyways.



GETTING SERIOUS


As many may have heard, a guy named Ermyas was beaten up by neo-Nazis in Potsdam a few weeks ago because of the colour of his skin. He is still in a coma after this attempted murder. Despite taped evidence of the conversation before the physical violence started that quite clearly shows racial abuse, despite the fact that the culprits were known to have a racist worldview, the politicians have tried to play down the racial motivations of the attackers. Schönbohm made some comments to suggest that it was probably just some drunks being aggressive and nothing more. Well he (for those who can read German) has a history of saying shit things.

The proceeds of the match went to the victim and his family and the fans wanted to show their solidarity, the photos taken will be shown to Ermyas when he wakes up.





TeBe Fans Against Racism. We Are Ermyas






We Are Ermyas





TeBe Fans Against Racism






Since When Does A Racist Get To Decide Who Is Or Isnt A Nazi?





Schönbohm And Schäuble - Shut The Fuck Up!






Since When Does A Racist Get To Decide Who Is Or Isnt A Nazi? Schönbohm And Schäuble - Shut The Fuck Up!






Hunt The Fascist Pack Out Of The City



Indeed. Thanks to Babelsberg for donating the money and well done to both fan groups for making a stand. These are very strange scenes for football grounds in Germany, especially in the lower leagues. Pull through Ermyas.


OK THE SILLY STUFF


As I said before the Babelsberg Ultras are very into their thing and some TeBe fans made an effort to beat them at their own game. All in good fun and between friends it must be added: Something one poor security guy in the buffer block between the fan blocks only realised when 20 people ran at each other after climbing over the fences screaming - Hugs all round but the security guy really looked like he was filling his underwear in the seconds before he realised it was just a bit of fun.

Anyway, here some of the show:





From TeBe:

How Many Crates Of Beer Are Your Banners Worth?



The TeBe fans are holding up some Babelsberg banners that they had somehow aquired.






From the TeBe fans:

At Home In The West, Nobody Has Fucking Heard Of You!


The famous Babelsberg 03 put in their place!




But Babelsberg werent to be outdone. Frustration for them again as their promotion hopes really took a blow today, meaning another long season in the Oberliga. Their banner reads:

We Have To Get Out Of Here - It Is Hell



Respect to all and thoughts for Ermyas and his family.
Schönbohm Resign!

6 Comments:

  • At 2:37 PM, Blogger jimhancot said…

    chapeau. Superb photos. Wish I could have been there, recognise a few familiar faces, and I see those 'I was there' t-shirts arrived, did you get me one or was it too late?

     
  • At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Doughnut Boy Andy said…

    Yes I have one shirt left but I am confused a bit as I think Chris wanted one.... so there might have been a bit of a mix up. I will see what I can do. Perhaps it was too late, I dunno, perhaps someone bought one who hadnt ordered. It was all too confusing for dumb old me.

     
  • At 9:08 AM, Anonymous Paul said…

    Great effort from both sets of supporters...

     
  • At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Cpt. Trash said…

    for me who wasn't able to go to that match, it was very funny to read that summary. and of course it was so nice to read that we won. hope to see you soon in Mommsenstadion.

     
  • At 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    good match report + pics. tebe party army!

     
  • At 9:54 AM, Anonymous felix said…

    just a bit of more or less useful extra-information for those billions international readers out there who might not know: "We have to get out of here - this is hell" is a line from the chorus of a song by the german band "ton steine scherben" (1970 or '71-85). it's from the band's second album "Keine Macht für Niemand" (double LP) from '72.

     

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