It is a common fact that the fans of Partizan Belgrade, the Grobari, are among the most impressive and loud fans in European basketball. For those that don’t know what I am talking about, here we go. But now, we have found a group of fans that is even going further than the Gravediggers in Black and White
A “troubling” report by the Serbian newspaper Blic revealed that during the Euroleague Top16 game between Partizan Belgrade and Panathinaikos Athens, the fans caused some damage in the arena and it was not sure if the Quarter-Finals against CSKA would be played again in the huge 20,000 seats facility. However, it seems not to be a problem for the officials of the Belgrade arena because they claim that
an agreement has been reached for Partizan to host their one or two home games in the Belgrade Arena, despite some claims that the Belgrade side’s fans made €35,000 worth of damage in the violent aftermath of the only game Partizan have hosted in the Arena – against Panathinaikos Athens. “The reports are somewhat puzzling, as the day after the game only 101 broken chairs were reported”.
Hmm, 101 chairs get destroyed during a basketball game and you say that this is not a big problem. In Serbia it may not but in Berlin or Malaga, it would probably be. Because
after the Zeljko Samardzic concert the club was accused that its fans had broken further 100 chairs and some windows in the VIP box.
Strange. After the game 101 seats were broken but after the concert of Zeljko Samardzic three days later, an additional 100 chairs and VIP Box windows were damaged too. Maybe Samardzic is a Heavy Metal singer with hordes of aggressive fans? Well, it does not look like but it was enough to do more damage than the Grobari…
Whatever, the quarterfinals between Partizan and CSKA Moscow will be played in the Belgrade Arena and it will be fun!