Insane Soccer Fan Rents A Crane To Watch His Favorite Team After Being Banned From Stadium
Imagine all your buddies gearing up to watch your favorite sports team play a crucial game. Everybody’s drinking beers in the parking lot and collectively chanting and burning the jersey of the other team’s best player. And when it’s time to enter the stadium, you are the only boner who is not allowed in.
Welcome to the life of this Turkish soccer fan who was handed a 12-month stadium ban by his Denizlispor FC for reasons that have yet to be made public. The superfan, nicknamed “Amigo Ali,” would not let a little year-long ban stop him from watching his favorite squad face off against Gaziantepspor, so he exposed a loop hole by renting a crane to hover over the stadium.
The fan later told Yeni Asir newspaper:
“That match was very important for our team (Denizlispor). I had to go to the police station to sign a paper to show that I am not watching the match in the stadium. Then I quickly went to rent the crane.”
“I paid 354 liras ($86) for the rent. I started watching from the 75th minute but police officers didn’t allow me to watch until the end.”
Hero or psychopath?