Stadiumphilia

StadiumphiliaIt is not about football,it is about the stadium itself.

As nearly everywhere in the world football is Algeria's most popular sport,once in two weeks when the local football club plays his game at home people from all age categories mostly young rush to the stadium and gathered beside his gates,scenes of chaos are frequent that day especially during derby matches,persons of less than 18 years makes a majority of the spectators the main reason can be the lack of places of entertainment.

According to the Algerian law people who are under the age of 18 are not allowed to enter the stadium without a guardian,in reality it is not the case,a boy of 14 years old can buy himself a ticket and enter the stadium without any control predisposing himself to many dangers.

When you give a deep look to those children you will understand that they are not here for football,the stadium is just a loophole permitting to them to escape from the pressure of society.

© Fethi Sahraoui - Young supporter reacting to an action during a match.
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Young supporter reacting to an action during a match.

© Fethi Sahraoui - Supporter singing chants for their local football club.
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Supporter singing chants for their local football club.

© Fethi Sahraoui - Half-time.
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Half-time.

© Fethi Sahraoui - Two men discussing in a stadium.
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Two men discussing in a stadium.

© Fethi Sahraoui - An empty ticket office during a football match.
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An empty ticket office during a football match.

© Fethi Sahraoui - A scene from the stadium before the beginning of the match.
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A scene from the stadium before the beginning of the match.

© Fethi Sahraoui - A young boy begging for money to buy a ticket,the price of a ticket is around 2$.
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A young boy begging for money to buy a ticket,the price of a ticket is around 2$.

© Fethi Sahraoui - Teared tickets and riots police.
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Teared tickets and riots police.

© Fethi Sahraoui - A man doing his prayers.
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A man doing his prayers.

© Fethi Sahraoui - A young supporter on wall with his TN sneakers which are very popular among children of his generation.
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A young supporter on wall with his TN sneakers which are very popular among children of his generation.

© Fethi Sahraoui - After the stadium was packed,supporters waiting in the outside.
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After the stadium was packed,supporters waiting in the outside.

© Fethi Sahraoui - A riot policeman threatening supporters with his stick.
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A riot policeman threatening supporters with his stick.

© Fethi Sahraoui - Supporters from all age categories escaping riots police after a missed try to jump the wall of the stadium.
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Supporters from all age categories escaping riots police after a missed try to jump the wall of the stadium.

© Fethi Sahraoui - A recipient in a ticket office.
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A recipient in a ticket office.

© Fethi Sahraoui - Young children buying tickets in early morning to avoid the rush hours before the match.
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Young children buying tickets in early morning to avoid the rush hours before the match.

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