What is tifo?
Tifo is derived from the Italian word tifosi, which describes a group of fans, or when used in the form “tifo” more commonly describes choreographed fan support through the use of flags, two-pole banners, smoke/pyro/flares, other visuals such as card displays, and so on. Ultras groups throughout the world create tifo in support of their team or to insult rival teams and supporters.
Can I make tifo?
Yes you can! A popular form of tifo you can make yourself is a two-pole. See our two-pole tutorial for a step by step guide. We encourage our members to create their own tifo whether this be flags, two poles, or rail banners. There is additional pride felt when you put the time and energy into creating something from scratch vs purchasing it from a print shop or other business. If you feel your artistic abilities aren't up to snub, there are many ECS members that can help you with ways to create tifo without being the next Da Vinci.
How can I help?
Check the forums for when we are gathering to make tifo. This will happen throughout the year and is also a great way to meet other members. Please keep in mind tifo is something that is not discussed outside the group until after it has been displayed. Photos, social media comments regarding art or location, or releasing sensitive information in any way is not permitted.
Also, tifo costs money, as a giant overhead can cost thousands of dollars. If you would like to contribute money then please donate through PayPal.