Thursday, June 16, 2016

never mind the Muslims; soccer hooligans cause havoc in France

When two tribes go to war... England and Russia have been warned by UEFA officials that they will be expelled from Euro 2016 if the behaviour of their fans doesn't improve. The Sun yesterday carried this headline:
Turkish hooligans announce their ‘arrival’ at Euro 2016 with baseball bats and meat cleavers
Quite why soccer attracts this type of supporter isn't clear; fan versus fan violence is almost unknown with gridiron and rugby, their supporters may indulge in drunken exuberance if their teams are successful, but that's all.

Perhaps the State Department should have issued a travel warning about Euro 2016 match venues too.

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