Tifo Video: KV Mechelen, You Are Gold


This week, our new tifo video series has shown displays from supporters in Australia, Northern Ireland and Sweden.

Now we make a short hop to Belgium to take a look at supporters of KV Mechelen, a team who have historically been close to becoming a dominant force in the Belgian league, but who have somehow often fallen short.

Two successful periods in the 1940s, including three domestic titles, was followed by decades of mediocrity and lower division football, until a further rise and championship in 1989, and even a European Cup Winners’ Cup title in 1988. The team then fell down the league again due to financial problems, returning to Belgium’s top flight Jupiler League in 2007

In this recent tifo display by their supporters against Belgium’s dominant force, Anderlecht, all sides of the stadium are involved in impressive uniform: the team’s colours are red and gold, and they have apparently adopted Spandau Ballet’s “Gold” as their anthem, so hence the gold theme.

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