Lone Fan Saluted By Swedish Football Team For Making 700-Mile Round Trip Away Game
There are no teams I pity more than those of the Fotbollsallsvenskan -- a men's league that is the top rung of pro soccer in Sweden. That's because their road schedules are brutal, especially in November. Sweden is a long country, and when, say, Gefle IF travel to play Kalmar FC, as they did recently, that's a 700-mile round trip from north of Stockholm to south of that city, on Sweden's east coast. And you can't fly there.
But the show must go on, and so Gefle made the trek ... accompanied by one fan.
And that diehard sat alone in the stands, freezing his gevärskolv (thanks, Google), being rewarded with a Gefle win. And that was most unexpected, because Gefle isn't very good.
Brilliant this... Gefle IF celebrating a 1-0 win at Kalmar FF last night with their only away supporter (700 mile' round trip in Sweden). pic.twitter.com/fOe0VkWQDl
— Football Away Days (@AwayDays_) October 27, 2016
As one can see above, after the game the team and coaches faced the fan and saluted him.
Things you'll never see at a Gefle away game:
* The wave.
* Fights in the stands.
* Long lines at the restrooms.
* Waiting forever for the hot dog guy to come to your section.
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