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It's the actual stand that's called 'THE KOP' it was named after Spion Kop, a battle during the Boer War in which many Liverpool born soldiers died, the original mound of cinders which stood where it was built resembled the hill on which the battle was fought.

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Q: Why are the the supporters of the Liverpool Football Club called The Kops?
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