This is Fenerbahce fan Rambo.
A few years ago he did something a litte bit crazy for his love of the football team. Now he gets free entrie into the games and is worshipped by all Fenerbahce fans.
In 1996 Graeme Sounness decided to take a nice cushty little job in Turkey, as head coach of Galatasaray, and upon beating local rivals Fenerbahce in his first derby at their Sukru Saracoglu ground he did something a touch stupid. He failed to realise just how much the fans of these two clubs hate each other, and thought that simply putting an enormous Galatasaray flag in the middle of the Fenerbahce pitch to celebrate would go down well.
Apparently the Fenerbahce fans didn’t quite see the funny side of it, and instead saw it as a declaration of war. Sounness had to be escorted off quickly by armed police, and a full-scale riot ensued in the stadium as Fenebahce fans hurled themselves at the wire meshing separating them from the baying Galatasaray fans. To this day, Sounness basically cannot set foot in Turkey for fear of getting shanked by a Fenerbahce fan.
The great thing about proper hardcore football rivalries though is that no-one ever forgets, no matter how long it’s been since you were insulted. The Fenerbahce firm, charmingly known as Kill For You, waited two full years for proper revenge for this slight on their pride. At the first game of the new season, an intrepid fan nicknamed Rambo ran onto the pitch in Galatasaray’s Ali Sami Yen Stadium at kick-off, brandishing only a kebab knife and a Fenerbahce flag. He planted the flag in front of 30,000 screaming Galatasaray fans, and then used the knife to keep players and security from removing it for several minutes. You can see the closing moments of this stand here
The Galatasaray stadium security manager told the press the full details though of this incredible show of bravado: “We got information from the police that Okan Guler, nicknamed Rambo Okan, entered the stadium one night before the game. He slept in the stadium inside the advertising boards and just before the game started he cut off the ad board with his knife and got out.” For my money, this guy is an absolute hero. Can you just imagine having the level of commitment required to dwell for two years plotting the perfect middle finger, not to mention actually carrying it through and staying entombed in an ad board for probably the best part of 12 hours?
Here then is the infamous Rambo. Now my Turkish is a little bit rusty but I’m pretty he’s saying something to the effect of “Galatasaray have a shit ground and no fans.” Obviously being part of a firm called Kill For You signals some serious intent, but this guy genuinely bleeds yellow and blue according to our source in Instanbul.
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