Long ago, an alien spacecraft from another dimension crashed on the moon and left behind a sentient machine called, "The Entity". Attempting to broadcast messages for help, the Entity's alien sound waves released scores of "Ultras" (superhuman beings) across the cosmos. As the Ultras began to appear on Earth, mass confusion and widespread panic ensued. To bring a measure of calm and peace to our terrified world, a heroic group of Ultras, the revolutionary UltraForce, came into existence.
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UltraForce - Ultras - Netflix
Ultras are a type of football fan renowned for ultra-fanatical support. They are predominantly followers of association football teams. The behavioural tendency of ultras groups includes the use of flares (primarily in tifo choreography), vocal support in large groups and the displaying of banners at football stadiums, all of which are designed to create an atmosphere which encourages their own team and intimidates opposing players and supporters. The use of elaborate displays in stadiums often is common, as well. The actions of ultras groups are occasionally extreme and may be influenced by political ideologies such as conservatism or socialism, or views on racism, ranging from avowed nationalists to anti-fascist. In some instances, this goes to the point where the passionate and loyal support of one's team becomes secondary to the theoretical ideology of the ultras phenomenon. In recent decades, the culture has become a focal point for the movement against the commercialisation of sports and football in particular.
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While ultras groups can become violent, the majority of matches attended by ultras conclude with no violent incidents. Unlike hooligan firms, whose main aim is to fight hooligans of other clubs, the main focus of ultras is generally to support their own team. Some hooligans try to be inconspicuous when they travel; usually not wearing team colours, in order to avoid detection by the police. Within the ultra or hooligan culture however, those dressing to “blend in” would be referred to as casuals, which is viewed by some as a branch of hooliganism, yet still maintaining its own independence and culture. Ultras tend to be more conspicuous when they travel, proudly displaying their scarves and club colours while arriving en masse, which allows the police to keep a close eye on their movements.
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