AN AMAZING video shows soccer fans being marched through the street in the US to their team’s stadium by their local pipe band.
Supporters of Memphis 901 FC in Tennessee were filmed following the Memphis Pipe Band on the walk to AutoZone Park on Saturday.
A video taken by Tonya Culver, the wife of a Memphis Pipe Band piper, shows the band and the fans walking along Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous Alley.
Five pipers and two drummers were filmed leading the procession, with over 100 fans following behind, chanting a Memphis 901 FC song.
The fans are carrying red flares and in high spirits while heading to the game against Birmingham Legion.
Speaking today, Kenneth Hiner, the Memphis Pipe Band Pipe Major, said: “We teamed up with a local pub, The Brass Door, where a large group of fans meet every game day.
“We are big believers in tradition and supporting our local community and thought this was a great opportunity to promote Scottish and Irish heritage in the area while drawing attention to one of Memphis’ few traditional pubs.
“It’s been a great way of getting fans pumped up to cheer on our home team.
“We have been playing for every home game and plan to continue throughout the rest of the season and beyond!
“The fans have loved it!
“We start at the pub and lead the march two blocks through downtown Memphis to the stadium.
“It fires everyone up and also shines a spotlight on fans and the team with us marching through a tourist-heavy portion of town.
“Most members of the band have some level of Scottish or Irish heritage.”
Memphis 901 FC is an American professional soccer team that was founded in 2018 and are based in Memphis, Tennessee.
The team made its debut in the USL Championship in 2019 and plays on the grounds of AutoZone Park, a baseball stadium which is also home of the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League.