The legendary hard-line Lazio ultras group Irriducibili have announced they have disbanded after 33 years. “Too much blood, too many arrests.”
The announcement was made with a press statement by the group themselves, who were fixtures in the Curva Nord of the Stadio Olimpico for over three decades.
“As with all things in life, there is a beginning and, inevitably, an end,” read the statement.
“There is a time for everything, so the curtain closes sooner or later even on those fantastic, glorious stories.”
The reason given for the disbanding was the clampdown on violent, racist and anti-Semitic elements in the ultras movement, not to mention last year’s assassination of their former leader, known as Diabolik.
“Too much blood, too many banning orders, too many arrests. After 33 years, we have decided to disband the group. From today, there will be a new dawn for the Curva Nord. For the first time, only one banner will be present in the stands, behind which all the Lazio supporters will be gathered: Ultras Lazio.
“We have the same desire as ever, the same enthusiasm and adrenaline. A piece of our history is closed off. So many of us lost our liberty and even our lives for that banner.”