The ultra group “Wilde Horde” of the Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln caused a stir with a choreo on Saturday and thus also annoyed the club management. “It was not approved,” revealed sports director Christian Keller after the 1-1 (0-1) win against FSV Mainz 05.
With the choreo, the 20-year-old fan friendship with the “Supras Auteuil”, an ultra group from Paris st. Germain, celebrated. The friendship was criticized last year when chaotic people from Cologne and Paris were involved in the riots at the scandalous game at OGC Nice.
“If I put it casually, the choreo was basically a pill-box. In connection with the events in Nice, which are still in our heads, it was more than inappropriate,” said Keller.
There were serious arguments about the game in the Conference League in September 2022. Numerous fans clashed, there were riots in the city and also in the stadium. In France, the Supras are heavily criticized and are even officially banned by the Ministry of the Interior.
Immediately after the Nice scandal, the “Wilde Horde” ignored FC and declared its loyalty to the friends from France with an unregistered banner.
On Saturday, the left part of Cologne’s south curve was colored red and white when the teams arrived, the right part in blue, white and red, based on the PSG club colors. Below it was the message “Supras. 20 Years. Horde.” “Actually, everything that is not approved does not come into the stadium. But the stadium has a relatively large number of fences through which things that are not approved come in,” said Keller.