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Legia Warsawa Ultras: Remembering the Warsaw Uprising

Football supporters see their clubs as a patronage of the city or town that they are from. Local history and tradition is indelible to the identity of a club, and in few places is this more evident than in Warsaw, Poland. This weekend the Polish capital celebrated the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw uprising. Supporters of Legia Warsaw gathered in Kreasinky Square where they lit of pyro and smoke to commemorate this heroic story of resistance.

The Warsaw Rising is considered to be the single largest military effort undertaken by a resistance group in Europe. Last year, the Warsaw ultras held this pyro show during the minute of silence for the 70th anniversary of the uprising. Legia’s ultras have a reputation for some incredible choreography. However, few are as interconnected with the history and tradition of their city as this one. This is truly a case of how intrinsically connected a clubs fans can be to the greater narratives that make up the identity of an entire territory.