JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4797 posts, RR: 46 Posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6185 times:
I just came across this British TV show about Polish hooligans and I must say that I'm very, very impressed. I can't believe this is one of the 2 countries hosting the EURO 2012 games. Having been to a Ukrainian (the other country organising EURO 2012) football match myself last year I am starting to wonder if it was such a good idea.
The match I attended together with Nighthawk was a friendly one but the guy we were with told us that if the shit hit the fan we didn't know him in any way as that might get us into trouble. The Ukranian Police was present in great numbers and were visibly ready to step in with full force.
Just watch this:
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Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9104 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6172 times:
Quoting JRadier (Thread starter): football match myself last year I am starting to wonder if it was such a good idea.
You could really do this documentry about any country and any gang. Is it bad? Yes. Is it a problem? Definately. Personally, I would be more concerned with the Nazi and skinhead nonsense. At about 23:00 in the video it shows children chanting pro-hitler statements.
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Davehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6064 times:
Quoting JRadier (Thread starter): Having been to a Ukrainian (the other country organising EURO 2012) football match myself last year I am starting to wonder if it was such a good idea.
We shall see. The thought of masses of football fans heading East for copious amounts of very cheap booze is worrying. I know the English police have so far dealt pretty well with what was a horrendous problem, lets just hope the forces in Poland and Ukraine are as clued up.
Codeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5984 times:
We all know which countries' hooligans behave badly during Euro, World Cup or UEFA matches .... one film is too general. There was a series on The Discovery Channel about "fans" in many countries. Poland is not so bad.
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NicoEDDF From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined Jan 2008, 1152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5969 times:
I would venture to say that no country is exactly as bad as media try to put it.
Hooliganism, football violence, whatever you wanna call it, is a minority problem and pushed to public attention far beyond reason.