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Football Hooligans In Fight On Swedish Plane  
User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...le/2009/05/11/AR2009051101110.html

Don't know if this has been posted before. Will be interesting to see what penalties they will get. I have a feeling they should be happy that they will(?) be tried in a swedish court and not an american one. Not a good season for Djurgården so far...

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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Quoting Agill (Thread starter):
they should be happy that they will(?) be tried in a swedish court and not an american one.

Erm, the flight was travelling between 2 european cities  

[Edited 2009-05-11 09:15:31]


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2326 times:



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
Quoting Agill (Thread starter):
they should be happy that they will(?) be tried in a swedish court and not an american one.

Erm, the flight was travelling between 2 european cities

And the 2 cities were within Sweden. I dont know what you mean with that they shall be lucky to not be tried in an American court



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2322 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 2):
And the 2 cities were within Sweden. I dont know what you mean with that they shall be lucky to not be tried in an American court

I think he's suggesting that an American court would be more likely to throw the proverbial book at them than a Swedish one, given the hefty sentences American courts have handed down for in-air offences in the last few years. Perhaps Swedes (or at least the original poster) see their courts as lenient by comparison?


User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2125 times:



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 3):

I think he's suggesting that an American court would be more likely to throw the proverbial book at them than a Swedish one, given the hefty sentences American courts have handed down for in-air offences in the last few years. Perhaps Swedes (or at least the original poster) see their courts as lenient by comparison?

Yes they will probably get off very lightly. I seriously doubt there even will be prison. Maybe some fines.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13967 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Well, when I worked in CGN one of my neighbours was a CGN airport security guard.
He told me about an incident a few years ago when football hooligans started to riot on an Air Berlin 737 shortly after take off. The captain returned to CGN and radioed for police.
Now the reception commitee was about 100 men strong, airport security, Northrhine-Westfalia state police and a riot platoon of the federal police in full combat gear.
They virtually stormed the plane and wacked anybody who showed the least bit of resistance with their truncheons. Then the rioters had to run the gauntlet between two rows of cops armed with truncheons to the waiting prison vans, with the cops using the truncheons liberally to speed up the arrested.
In short, they got the sh*t beaten out off them before they even arrived in the police station.
The whole thing obviously went to court and I assume that they were, additional to the punishment, possibly prison, but at least stiff fines, sentenced to pay all the damages to the airline, plus they probably received a lifetime ban on flying with this airline. I also assume that their football club banned them from visiting their games.

Jan


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