Tigers Ultras

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Tigers Ultras or Tigers Club is the name of the ultras group of Greek football team Asteras Tripolis F.C. and basketball team S.E.F.A. Arkadikos BC, based in Tripoli, Greece. Found in 2006, it is the first fan base dedicated to any Arcadian team. Their logo is the face of a tiger in front of a yellow star (which is Asteras’ logo).

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History

Tigers Ultras firstly appeared supporting Asteras, in 2006. The group was created by some Asteras Tripolis fans, in a cafeteria in Tripoli. At the time, the team was competing in the second tier of Greek football, the Football League. They would attend the games from Gate 6 of the two-stand, at the time, Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium. In 2008, two new stands were built, located behind the goals. It was then when Tigers where transferred in the stand, near the train station. With the construction of the new stands, the team decided to change the number allocation of the gates. Tigers Ultras would be attending the games from Gate 2, Sector C. In 2008, they started attending Arkadikos games, in the Tripoli Indoor Hall.

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Political views

Tigers Ultras are a no political (neither right-wing nor left-wing) ultras group. They support localism, which explains the Greek flags and the Theodoros Kolokotronis banners often seen at the stands.

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Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy. It typically involves a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others (prioritarianism) as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished. The term left-wing can also refer to "the radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system".

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