The Birmingham Zulus (or the Zulu Army) are the main football firm of Birmingham City Football Club. They appeared during the late 1970s and early 1980s, and their name came from their chant of "Zulu, Zulu".
The firm has members of all different ethnic backgrounds, highlighting the multiculturalism of the city of Birmingham. Their biggest rivals are fans of Aston Villa FC, although they are just as ruthless and aggressive against other clubs, especially Manchester United, Liverpool, Cardiff City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stoke City.
The Zulus have been featured in a number of films about football hooliganism, such as Green Street Hooligans and The Firm, and were in a documentary series on Bravo called The Real Football Factories.
The Birmingham Zulus have been quiet recently because of the arrest of dozens of their members since 2000, in an operation by West Midlands Police known as Operation Red Card. Many people believe they no longer exist, but you only have to look at the trouble caused at derby matches when you hear the chant of "Zulu".