October 2016. London, England.
When you’re going to watch a Dulwich Hamlet FC trust us, that’s a proper experience. In the South of London near a Sainsbury store, perfect to buy some groceries and get your dog peeing on the grass across the road to make sure the lawn is humid enough before kick-off. Playing in the Isthmian League, something like the 7th level in England, Dulwich is a perfect example of non-league football at its best. A group of well-educated ultras, who wear Eden Park scarves and spend Saturday afternoons drinking local ales, hanging out with mates and family. At some point, they’re going to shout at the referee, at the away team goalkeeper, but between us, without insults football isn’t really football. They wave the flags and have their very own way to celebrate their team’s victory. Throwing a French bulldog in the air, and putting it in the forehead. Comfy for the bollocks.