Every soccer club in England has at least one thing in common: an area of its stadium that's home to its loudest, most dedicated fans, who chant and sing throughout the 90 minutes of every game. Bristol City, a club in England’s third tier of professional soccer, isn't any different — or at least it wasn't.
That's because the East End stand of Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium is missing. The club tore it down so it could build a new one, part of a piece-by-piece redevelopment project that aims to turn the stadium into a modern venue, luxury boxes and all.
At an Istanbul courthouse, 35 soccer fans stood trial Tuesday on charges that could lead to life in prison. Specifically, they're accused of trying to overthrow the government. Allegedly.
Officials allege the flamboyant soccer fan club Carsi tried to lead an Arab Spring-type rebellion during last year's countrywide Gezi Park uprising. Supporters showed their scorn by literally ripping up the 38-page charging document on the courthouse steps.
She left Auschwitz with a belief in music’s redemptive power. He changed our view of Latin American literature. She fought critics to become one of opera’s most enduring stars. He gave up medicine for surfing, using Hawaiian longboards as way to encourage piece worldwide.
Here are 12 notables, each of whom died this year, who broke barriers and changed the way we think. Many have been featured in the just-published e-book, "22 Lives of 2014."
Tessa Kum was watching the Sydney hostage crisis unfold on social media when she saw a Facebook post by a woman “that pretty much broke my heart.”
“There was a woman who observed another woman on a train just silently remove her hijab. And when she got off the train she approached that woman on the station and simply said, ‘Put it back on. I’ll walk with you,'" Kum, of Melbourne, Australia, told the BBC. "And the woman who had removed the hijab cried and hugged her. Nobody should have to live like this."