"Mai bine haimana decât trădător/Mai bine huligan decât dictator/ Mai bine golan decât activist/ Mai bine mort decât comunist". (Inkább csavargó, mint áruló / inkább, huligán, mint diktátor / Inkább csöves, mint aktivista / inkább halott, mint kommunista (Cristian Paţurcă)
Cristian Paţurcă (September 10, 1964 – January 18, 2011) was a Romanian composer.
Paţurcă was born and died in Bucharest. He was the composer of a song called (Imnul Golanilor - The Hooligans’ Hymn) that inspired Romanians in their struggle against vestiges of the Communist government.
The president of Romania, Traian Băsescu, awarded Paţurcă the National Cross in April 2010 for faithful service, 20 years after he composed the song.
Paţurcă died on January 18, 2011 at the age of 46, after a long battle with tuberculosis.