Ultras Ahlawy group announce dissolution
Ultras Ahlawy group has announced on Wednesday its full dissolution, and burned the group’s banner, which is considered a sign of group dissolution in the customs of ultras groups worldwide.
The Al Ahly’s hardcore supporters group issued a statement on their Facebook page announcing their dissolution and posted a video of the banner being burned before deleting the page.
“The group has been supportive to the state since its establishment and it will never do otherwise,” the statement of the group that was formed in April 2007 read.
“We represent a small part of Al Ahly fans and whether we are in the stadium or not, this will not deprive Al Ahly of its fans,” the statement added, as it stressed that football matches are for entertainment only.
Domestic football has been played behind closed doors in Egypt since the Port Said massacre in February 2012 which left 72 Al Ahly fans killed. Many members of the Al Ahly and Zamalek supporters groups have been handed prison sentences over the past few years over inciting violence charges.
The group had issued a statement in March following a dispute with security forces during the Al Ahly’s game against CF Mounana in the CAF Champions League, which saw them announce an indefinite freeze of the group’s activities before declaring the end of the association by burning the group’s banner.
This comes three years after Ultras Devils, another Al Ahly supporters group, announced its dissolution.
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