Legia Warsaw fans displayed a massive tifo in their recent Europa League fixture against Leicester City.
The tifo covered an entire stand in red, white, and green Legia colours, but the foreground was an old man in a crown complemented by the purport, “kneel before his majesty”.
Here at Thick Accent, we take a look at some of the most daunting tifo displays in football –
Zenit St. Petersburg
Zenit fans are the epitome of creativity when it comes to tifos. Their massive displays are nothing short of power. Each one of their banners is worthy of notable mentions owing to their splendour and spectacle that lead their club always to put up a fierce fight. Teams playing against Zenit must come prepared to face such domineering displays.
Zenit fans unleashed a spectacular tifo yesterday.— ThickAccent.com (@Thick_Accent) June 27, 2020
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Zenit’s tifo is pretty spectacular 👏 pic.twitter.com/Sdqt5zT63r— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 5, 2019
Inter Milan Tifo Against Juventus
Juventus couldn’t escape the sneering of Inter Milan fans who prepared a banner ridiculing Juventus’ loss to FC Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League final. This derision was worsened by an accompanying tifo that lampooned Juventus’ dream of winning a treble with the message, “Keep dreaming”.
Inter banners: 1] Date of CL final. You were almost there. 2] Keep dreaming pic.twitter.com/dCgehX15Y2— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) October 18, 2015
Rangers’ Iron Maiden Tifo
An Old Firm clash in 2019 kicked off with a huge Iron Maiden banner, courtesy of the Bluenoses. The dominant blue-and-white tifo featured a skeleton carrying a Union Jack inspired by Iron Maiden’s hit “The Troopers”. A lyrics banner containing the lines, “when the whistle sounds the charge begins,” was supported underneath.
PSG Dragon Ball Tifo
Paris Saint-Germain’s match against French rivals Marseille in 2018 kicked off with the unfurling of an enormous Goku-themed tifo accompanied by six Dragon Balls. The extravagant tifo looked iconic and entailed a more profound meaning, with the six Dragon Balls representing PSG’s past six league victories.
They did it again, a year later.
AC Milan Hellboy Tifo
2019’s Milan derby had a mighty opening when AC Milan fans brought an entire Hellboy-themed tifo to elevate the match’s intense atmosphere.
Olympique Marseille Tifo
Marseille fans’ incredible tifo during their Le Classique encounter against PSG back in 2015 stole all the attention with the beautiful banners filling up the entire stadium in white and blue, with the initials OM taking centre stage.
Borussia Dortmund Tifo
Seeing a Dortmund tifo makes one feel like they’ve entered an alternate universe enveloping futuristic innovations. Mentioning just one tifo of this German club’s fans would be an injustice to their efforts. Lucky are the Dortmund players for having such devoted and inventive supporters who bring nothing short of innovation to the stadium every match to strike terror into the opponents.
Eintracht Frankfurt Tifo
2019’s Eintracht Frankfurt vs Chelsea Europa league match unfolded the artistic skills of the German club’s fans as they engulfed the stands with an awe-inspiring banner with the centre embracing the message, “Eintracht Frankfurt is our life”.