Astou Ndiaye (Keynote)
Simon A. Akindes
Garrett Ash
Derek Catsam
Pascal Charitas & Claude Kemo-Keimbou
Decius Chipande
Mark Crandall
Laya Djonobaye
Andrew Guest
Henri Kah
Matthew Kirwin
Flavius Mokake & Samba Camara
Walter Nkwi
Chuka Onwumechili & Sunday Oloruntolo
Kwabena Owusu-Kwarteng
Martin Sango Ndeh
Karin ter-Horst
Anna Tranfaglia
Ali Ziyati

  Ali Zyati 

West Virginia State University

Sport fandom and Arab Spring: The case of Egyptian "Ultras"


Sport has always been political. With the popular revolutions in Middle East and North Africa, sport fans, youth in particular, proved that their organizational and cheering skills could be used to give a much needed "velocity." They used social media and soccer networks to organize youths and express "rage" against political regimes. This presentation looks particularly at the case of Egyptian soccer fans, aka. Ultras and their contribution to the success of a revolution a l'egyptienne.


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