Clarification Regarding the Recent MLS Video About 2016’s Cali Clasico

August 18th, 2016

After the MLS website released a video about this year’s Cali Clasico, we received numerous emails and questions from fans wondering why we were not part of that video and if there was some sort of censorship coming from MLS.  While we have had plenty of run-ins with the league in the past, our absence has nothing to do with any sort of censorship. The producer of this video contacted us initially and we politely declined to be part of it. We were not OK with singing on command outside of the stadium for the cameras, with the TV crew and the reporter being present at our tailgate or in the middle of our section during the game, or with disclosing info about our tifo before the game as they requested.  Since this media segment needed to be done  and we declined to help them, the MLS media crew naturally went to talk to other Quakes fans. With this being said, we would like to kindly ask any Quakes fans who aren’t affiliated with our group to please refrain from posting in our name and/or bringing our name into online arguments on the topic.  As usual, the official point of view of our group will be communicated via our website and social media channels.