1
Sep

Copenhagen blocks ticket orders from fans with non-Danish sounding names

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FC Copenhagen fans were probably thrilled after getting drawn with Real Madrid, Celtic and in the Champions League group stage. After all, it poses a rare chance to see some European giants come to town. Not surprisingly, many were eager to order the three-match ticket bundles for the trio of home fixtures but shockingly many received emails from the club telling them that their tickets had been cancelled due to “security reasons.”

The reason?

They’re names were “non-Danish” sounding.

The bizarre decision to block purchases of orders made by people with foreign-appearing names was made to prevent away fans from claiming tickets in the home sections of the Parken stadium, which the club said was a “main safety concern.” However, it upset many Copenhagen fans with non-traditional Danish last names.

Copenhagen club secretary Daniel Rommedahl then responded to hundreds of fans who had since showered the club with criticism, insisting that fans will be able to plead their case that they are, indeed, fans of FC Copenhagen:

“Safety is always our main concern when it comes to events at Parken. Therefore we make every effort to ensure that fans of our guests only have access to the away section.

“If a dialogue with the customer shows otherwise, the purchase will be approved.

“We were fully aware that our decision would cause a reaction, but it was the best solution. We are fully aware that everyone will not agree, but discrimination it is not.”

It’s hard to see that this was the best possible solution, but at least fans will get a chance to retrieve their rightly tickets. We wonder how exactly that dialogue is going to go, though. Questioning fanhood based on last names probably makes for some awkward phone conversations.

(H/T Goal.com)

13
Aug

Morten Nordstrand’s overhead kick vs FC Copenhagen

If you haven’t seen Morten Nordstrand’s epic bicycle kick goal for FC Nordsjaelland yet, you better watch this video on repeat for a while, just to make sure you take it all in.

It doesn’t get much better than this, folks. The long cross, the awkward angle Nordstrand had to take, the spin of the body - it all made for an even higher degree of difficulty, which will surely get some bonus points from the judges.

7
May

FC Copenhagen won its 10th Danish title over the weekend, and TV personality Peter Moller, a former Copenhagen striker, was caught right in the middle of the celebration!

A former teammate of his, Lars Jacobsen, spotted his old friend interviewing another Copenhagen player on the sidelines and apparently decided to chop Moller to the ground with a hurtling slide tackle that would make Gennaro Gattuso smile. The best part: everyone could see Jacobsen coming a mile away, but Moller still didn’t expect what was coming his way.

To his credit, Moller got right back up with a smile and tried to get back at Jacobsen with a little trip, despite failing miserably.