Neo-Nazi activist Tornianen’s presence at a HIFK-HJK football rally and game raises concern

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Neo-Nazi Kansallinen vastarinta (SVL) activist, Eppu Tornianen’s presence at a rival football HIFK and HJK rally and game Monday, raised concern. He was seen carrying an HIFK banner in the front row and then watching the game with other fans.  

In September, Tornianen committed manslaughter when he gave a massive kick in the chest of a young man, who fell head first on the pavement next to the Helsinki Railway Station. The young victim,  Jimi Karttunen, was sent unconscious to the hospital where he died six days later from cerebral hemorrhages.

Torniainen got a two-year prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter, but the prosecutor is appealing the sentence.

Karin Creutz, a sociologist, admitted that the presence of people like Tornianan at football rallies raise concern.

“Certainly we should be worried about their presence, but there is no indication that they are today actively trying to get new members,” said Creutz.

Tornianen has a history of violence as a member of the SVL. He was recently banned from going to the stadium for a year for violent behavior.

Over the weekend, a football fan was sent to the hospital after he was roughed up on Saturday in Kirkkonumi, a city located 28 kilometers of Helsinki.

Jarkko Fräntilä tweets about Eppu Tornianen’s presence at an HIFK fan rally before the game Monday. HJK beat HIFK 2-0.

One source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the authorities like the police are doing too little to tackle the ever-growing threat of violence at football games in Finland.

“Finland is usually 30 years behind other European countries when it comes to football and migration,” the source said. “They have a good chance to nip such problems in the bud if they want to and not allow matters to deteriorate as in other parts of Europe.”

  1. intternetnetsi

    Do you even read what you link? Or is your understanding in finnish so low that you dont understand?

    No he didnt get prison sentence for manslaughter but aggravated assault and Jimi didnt die in hospital but in home after he refused to stay in hospital and leaved so he could use drugs.

  2. intternetnetsi

    So you dont plan to fix your false “news”. Clearly you lie.
    This can be Chapter 24 – Offences against privacy, public peace and personal reputation

    Section 8 – Dissemination of information violating personal privacy
    (1) A person who unlawfully
    (1) through the use of the mass media, or
    (2) otherwise by making available to many persons
    disseminates information, an insinuation or an image of the private life of another
    person, so that the act is conducive to causing that person damage or suffering,
    or subjecting that person to contempt, shall be sentenced for dissemination of information
    violating personal privacy to a fine.
    (2) The spreading of information, an insinuation or an image of the private life of
    a person in politics, business, public office or public position, or in a comparable
    position, does not constitute dissemination of information violating personal privacy,
    if it may affect the evaluation of that person’s activities in the position in
    question and if it is necessary for purposes of dealing with a matter of importance
    to society.
    (3) Presentation of an expression in the consideration of a matter of general importance
    shall also not be considered dissemination of information violating personal
    privacy if its presentation, taking into consideration its contents, the rights
    of others and the other circumstances, does not clearly exceed what can be
    deemed acceptable.

    • Migrant Tales

      Hannu, stop attacking people by stating that people lie. That’s offensive and a typical tactic of the alt-right.