Just had a walk today, running out of options, because we still can not wander far from our home. My 12mm was on the camera,always good for a bit of wideangle fun.
So this part of the city is called " het Kiel " and everybody who lives there are called kielse rat. So where does that name come from, well it came from the world of football or soccer. and here is the story.
In 1899, a large group of players (3 / 4th!) Left Antwerp football club out of discontent. One of them was Alfred Grisar. Alfred's father owned a large piece of land on the Kiel. The Kiel is a neighborhood in Antwerp, just south of the city center. There Alfred was allowed to develop a new sports club. The team was named Beerschot Athletic Club.
Supporters of Antwerp have since called the players and supporters of Beerschot "Ratten". Later, the spot name was also given to all residents of the large area around the football stadium, the Kiel. Hence: Kiel Rat.
The hate between the 2 clubs is still very strong and supporters can drink eachothers blood. This rat here has been subject to a lot of vandalism. Both clubs not have enough funds to keep going on in a healthy way, but they rather stop than merge in one club, so that Antwerp has an healthy strong soccerteam.
Luckely I am not a soccer fan.