Famous sporting anthems from around the world

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    Dear fellow DFI members,

    I intend to start a thread on DFI that brings together famous sporting (any sport) anthems/chants from around the world. The post may include a few controversial chants and should be specified so. A few lines to describe the song

    To start off

    You'll Never Walk Alone- First conceived in 1945 as a show tune for the musical Carousel, the cover version by Gerry and the Pacemakers was first adopted as a sporting anthem by Liverpool F.C. fans in 1960s and later by other footballclub fans notably those of Celtic FC, Feyernoord, F.C. Twente, Borussia Dortmund, 1 F.C. Kaiserslautern, F.C. St. Pauli and F.C. Tokyo

     
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    Poor Scouser Tommyy (Liverpool F.C.)- First heard on the Kop in 1960s, sung before each and every Liverpool FC home game.

     
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    Billy Boys (Rangers F.C.)- A loyalist song from Glasgow adopted by Glasgow Rangers fans as their sporting anthem. Originated in 1930s as a marching song of a Glasgow street gang led by Billy Fullerton. Controversial because if its lyrics reflecting the bitter secretariaas manifested n divide that pervades Glasgow streets to this day and has manifested itself as a bitter sporting rivarlu between two big Glasgow clubs- Rangers and Celtic, together known as the old firm, largely representing the secratarian faultlines. The controversial lyrics

    Hullo, Hullo
    We are the Billy Boys
    Hullo, Hullo
    You'll know us by our noise
    We're up to our knees in fenian blood
    Surrender or you'll die

    For we are
    The Brigton Derry Boys

    Fenian is a derogatory term for a Catholic of Irish descent used by loyalists in Glasgow, though it is argued that Fenian simply refers to those who support the armed struggle and terrorism for an United Ireland

    The song was finally banned by UEFA and the Rangers in 2006. Despite it's controversial, Billy Boys remains one of the most influential sporting anthems in football.

     
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