Not to be confused with the English football 'hooligan', the UltraS are the hardcore subculture of fans at the two main Rome football clubs - AS Roma and SS Lazio. With neo-fascist sympathies, these groups (the Boys at Roma and the Irriducibili at Lazio) are
political and well-organised.
Following years of work inside the groups and interviews with the leading figures within the organisations, Gary Armstrong and Alberto Testa have written a fascinating expose and examination of the UltraS. Football, Fascism and Fandom
is a unique and terrifying study of a group that has not been examined in depth before now.
About the Author
Gary Armstrong is a Reader in the School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, London, and author of Football Hooligans (Berg). Alberto Testa is a Lecturer in the Social Sciences of Sport at Brunel University, London.