Every time executives from the Chicago Cubs or Detroit Lions organizations grow tired of hearing their fans complain, they should just be grateful they have access to their offices when they show up for work. As a group of fans who support the Australian soccer club Rapid Wien reminded us over the weekend, that is not always a given.
According to Suedkurier.com, fans built a brick wall in front of the team’s office in Vienna over the weekend after a loss to rivals Red Bull Salzburg. They also attached a photo to of Rapid Wien manager Werner Kuhn to the cinder blocks with a caption that read “I’m not allowed in.”
Not exactly subtle, but this is the type of stuff we are used to seeing from soccer fans. Brick wall outside the team’s office, phone call to the police because of a bad call, violent protest against pink jerseys — what’s the difference?