5 moments when the Kerala Blasters fans stood out from the rest
Ever since the inception of the ISL back in 2014, the Kerala Blasters have caught the eye of many onlookers due to their antics both on and off the pitch. The ISL franchise, owned by Sachin Tendulkar, step out to play at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi with the backing of the ever present ‘Manjappada’ (Yellow army), who turn out in large numbers to cheer for their side in their own backyard.
Over the years, the Blasters’ faithful have been widely regarded as the best set of fans in the country and in this segment, we take a look at 5 instances where the ‘Manjappada’ stood out from the rest of the pack in a unique manner:
#5 The flash wave from Kochi
The atmosphere generated during the matches at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium makes it one of the toughest places for a visiting team to stay focused as pointed out by the players and managers who have experienced it in the past.
The home fans turn up in huge numbers while donning the traditional yellow attire of the club and help add to the intimidating aura generated throughout every single corner of the stadium.
However, an interesting gesture from the home fans during the games in Kochi is the ‘flash wave’ that they pull out with such co-ordination and elegance. The intensity generated by the thousands under that same roof during this particular gesture is second to none and it clearly shows the unity of the club’s infamous 12th man!