Saturday, June 23, 2018

Soccer Insider World Cup fans’ view: When the ‘Roligans’ of Denmark get together, ‘Everybody’s just happy’

Emily Giambalvo, Washington Post

Image from article, with caption: Denmark fans at Lucky Bar in the Dupont Circle area of Washington celebrate a goal during a World Cup match against Peru.
[T]he Roligans ... was the nickname given to the Danish fans, who were viewed as the opposite of hooligans. The Danish word “rolig” means calm, and [Rasmus] Christophersen, who’s the head of press, culture and public diplomacy [JB emphasis] at the Danish Embassy, said fans of his national team still fit that mold.
“Everybody’s just happy,” Christophersen said. “For us watching soccer is having a party. … We are here just to have fun. That’s what it’s all about.” ...

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