Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25324 posts, RR: 55 Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1300 times:
Just heard on Sky Sports News that Roma fans have stabbed 3 Middlesborough fans in Rome ahead of the two teams UEFA Cup clash.
Will provide more news as I hear it, but it seems that Italian fans are once again making themselves look bad after last seasons violence in the AC Milan vs Inter Milan Champions League game.
When will they learn?
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8493 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
What does stabbing the fans do?? Wouldn't the players be a more sensible target?
And at the end of the day, no matter how passionate you are, its just a game and you should respect your opposition. Some of my best friends support opposite teams to what I do and I don't go around stabbing them. Far out.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1245 times:
Quoting Raffik (Reply 6): It's usually the English who organise the thuggish behavious- not the other way round.
Yes we have a reputation but that's a VERY big generalisation. You've never been to an Ajax vs Feyenoord match in Holland I take it. We tend to make the headlines, but its just as much a problem in Holland, Germany, Italy, Eastern Europe.....
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
Raffik From Zambia, joined Feb 2006, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1240 times:
Football hooliganism is actually organised in the UK. We have a very bad reputation when it comes to football- and I do appreciate that Germany, Holland etc have their problems too, but we are much worse. It sometimes gets very embarrasing. Anyway, I hope they recover.
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
English fans actually seem to have calmed down a lot since the incidents in Turkey and France. There are still some elements of thuggery, but there have been crackdowns on hooligans travelling which seem to have reduced the problems. Japan/Korea, and Portugal were comparatively trouble free.
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Gman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
England fans have a bad reputation which is not really justified anymore. Trouble at English grounds is virtually non existant especially when compared to places like Italy and Holland. If an English crowd showed the same rascism and neo nazism of some of the Italian crowds we'd be banned forever but everyone else's nonsense is overlooked and ignored.