“More than football, it’s the platform that fascinates me”

TESTIMONIALS – Cornerstones of the animation of football matches, the capos are central figures of the stands, which they are responsible for animating. How are they chosen? What responsibilities surround this role?

It is rare to see a supporter with their back to the field during a football match. And yet, some of them spend 90 minutes without seeing an action, megaphone in hand, trying to make their platform sing, vibrate or react. They are the capos, “heads» in Italian. Unmissable figures of groups of supporters, these leaders, volunteers, are responsible for setting the atmosphere in the stands – the vast majority of the time, the turns. A key role within a group of supporters.

This key role which requires special qualities and above all a long-term commitment. “Not everyone can be a capo ”, asserts Alexandre, who has held this position within the Indians Tolosa (Toulouse FC) for five years. “You have to have some experience in the forums and be someone respected within your group, someone credible and invested ”, confirms Dony, capo of Armata Ultras (Montpellier HSC) for almost 11 years. “It takes at least a few years of

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