Far Away Fan

A podcast about football fans, and their long distance love for clubs at the other end of the world. In each episode, we speak to a guest to understand how and why they ended up dedicating themselves to a football club. But most importantly what it has meant to them, and what it has brought to their lives. Get in touch with us on Twitter @FarAwayFanPod (https://twitter.com/FarAwayFanPod) or on Instagram @FarAwayFanPod (https://www.instagram.com/farawayfanpod/)

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episode 9: "I felt honoured" - Andrey Kazu, Jakarta, Indonesia - ACF Fiorentina


Andrey Kazu is from Jakarta, Indonesia and supports Fiorentina in Italy. 
He’s been following the club since 96. He spoke to me about his journey as a Fiorentina fan. 
We discussed the influence and loyalty of Gabriel Batistuta. The rivalry with Juventus and how he picked a name for his son.
In 2016, Andrey visited Florence. The stadium was closed but the kindness of the staff gave him an experience of a lifetime.
He’s a member of Viola Club Indonesia. We discussed the fantastic job they have done as well as the passion for football in Indonesia.
I asked him what this journey has taught him. He told me it was patience. 
Something I realized he has a lot of, when he told me the story of how he waited for 5 hours outside the training ground just to be able to see the players. 
He also gave me some advice on why I shouldn't get a tattoo :)

Thank you to Viola Club Indonesia for their help and support. 


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 2020-07-18  35m