Hooligankulturen i Brøndby

Simone Hesselvig, Karina Bernth Blæsgaard Nielsen & Emilie Kastbjerg Ladefoged

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Hooliganism in Brøndby This project is about hooliganism in Brøndby. The answer to the main thesis, “What characterizes hooliganism in Brøndby and why do Brøndby IF and Brøndby Support handle the hooligans through dialog?” has been sought with a case study of Brøndby IF and Brøndby Support. In the project the science of hermeneutics has been used to create the necessary understandings and preunderstandings to develop interview questions, which are an important part of the empiricism in the project. The Vice President of Brøndby Support, the Security Chief of Brøndby IF and Peter Grønlund, writer and lecturer are the interviewed parties. The project contains statements regarding the concept of hooliganism, and hooliganism history and development. It also contains statements regarding Brøndby IF’s history, structure, values and visions. The last part will focus on the statement of Brøndby Support’s history. In order to analyze the interviews three theories have been used. These are the subculture Birmingham theory, Axel Honneth's theory of recognition and the theories of power, here in particular the direct, the indirect and the institutional power. The result of these analyses shows the difference between a regular fan and a hooligan, the characteristics of hooliganism in Brøndby, the attraction to the culture and what kind of power Brøndby IF and Brøndby Support use to handle the hooligans. The discussion is built around the main thesis, “Why is dialogue a more efficient way to handle hooliganism in Brøndby?” It consists of three parts, the first is the original situation, the second is with reduced dialogue, the third is where control has been lost through too much trust. These three scenarios are being discussed in relation to each other with focus on the consequences regarding scenarios two and three. This project concludes what characterizes the hooliganism in Brøndby, and that dialogue has been chosen as precaution to violence on, and around, the stadium. It has shown that more direct methods can escalate conflicts and push certain fan groups in the wrong direction. The key is to find the right amount of dialogue and direct physical methods.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereSusanne Klausen


  • Hooliganisme
  • Brøndby