777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
EGGD raises a good point. At least the English tend to be cleverer than the Irish and trash Germany or France. The Irish just get drunk and go after any cars they can find, and if its their own BMW 7-series, so be it.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
The Irish did it, but they were too stupid to fly out to South Korea, so they torched their own cars instead.
Perfect. Irish Soccer Fan can't make it to South Korea, so to quell their need for violence and destruction they tear up their own stuff. Nice. Actually it beats Soccer Fan tearing up someone else's country, but this still is stupid. And people wonder where I get my negative views on Soccer.....
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1632 times:
Nobody in America can be more Soccer like than Raider Fan. But the cat of the matter is, even Raider Fan doesn't pillage after a loss, much less a win! And hey, let's not forget about those snoball chuckin' Jim Kelly having to do public "Don't Rock The Boat" ads early 90's Buffalo fan.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
L-188. I forgot about Laker Fan, only because I had been on them a couple of weeks ago. Like Jim Rome summarises. The Lakers will 3peat, and then Laker fan will 3peat in emulating Soccer Fan and rioting when the Lakers win. Is their anything more ridiculous than rioting over a sports game...especially if your "team" wins the Championship?
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 21 Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
At least the England fans have behaved impeccably so far in Japan/Korea. The russian fans seem to have lost it a bit, their country wasn't exactly going to win the world cup, so why the hysteria? Anyway, as long as England fans don't get into trouble, then who cares?
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1594 times:
Amazingly enough, thus far the English fans have behaved impeccably. It may be because the tournament is so far away, so your average knuckle-dragger can't afford it. It may also be the government's measures taken to prevent known troublemakers travelling. It may even be that the Japanese welcome (which by all accounts has been astonishing) has nullified any potential problem. I've even seen English fans helping to tidy up the streets the morning after the Argentina game!
Whatever the reason, long may it continue. We may yet just be starting to turn the corner.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12968 posts, RR: 79 Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
Sadly, some Russian soccer sickos have Union Jacks, in 'honour' of the inventors of football trouble.
(Not true, it's long been worse in South America, the English got their publicity from exporting it to Europe).
Another factor in the good behaviour so far could be that Japan is such a different society to Europe, if a thug gets arrested in Europe he can be fairly confident he'll soon be deported.
But what would happen in Japan? There is no precedent, how does their justice system work?
It's a low crime nation as well.