Iceland wasn’t a very renowned country, and it had no modern reputation for violence, but every football fan in Europe knew about Icelanders’ love of the game – and the Icelandic football hooligans. Every country had football hooligans – gangs of toughs that associated with a particular team and got in fights with opposing fans. For the obscure Nordic country though, the hooligans took it a step further, traveling to wherever the national team played to support them, and maybe get into a spat on the way. There were usually a few dozen such people with that dedication, but that was enough to make the Járn Fótur, as people called the gang, famous.
Perhaps the gang’s most famous feat came in 2015, during a friendly Poland-Iceland match in the Warsaw National Stadium. Poland won the match, and the Járn Fótur wanted revenge. Robert Lewandowski had scored two goals for Poland, Bartosz Kapustka one; since the match was 4-2, that