Posted by: Bob [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: April 12, 2005 10:39PM
People are always citing British football fans as the most violent in the world. I think this is bullshit considering recent events, take in Spain for example where there is routine racism in almost every Real Madrid game or this article about Italian football:

"MILAN, Italy -- Lazio and Ternana were fined Tuesday but avoided home stadium bans after one of the worst weekends of soccer violence in Italy this season.

Lazio received a euro25,000 ($32,445) fine and an official warning after its fans chanted fascist slogans and waved neo-Nazi banners during a match against rival Livorno.

Second-division Ternana was hit with a euro30,000 ($38,935) penalty and also warned following its derby against Perugia, during which objects were thrown at opposing fans and police.

League officials said Lazio's punishment was a result of banners "containing nazi symbols, evocative of violence and racial discrimination."

The league said Lazio would have faced harsher penalties if not for the "disassociation shown by other fans" and the "documented initiatives by the team to avoid such conduct."

Scores of fans were arrested throughout Italy over the weekend as play resumed after a break to mourn the death of Pope John Paul II.

The league said it was still investigating Messina after several of its supporters were arrested for hurling objects at police during the Sicilian derby against Palermo.

A statement said "a more detailed account of the facts" was being sought before deciding on any punishment.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito said after the decisions were handed out that the fans responsible were a minority.

"Lazio fans are not represented by what was seen Sunday," Lotito said. "We can't have a policeman for each person."

Lotito also said that he agreed efforts should be made to "isolate the fringes of fans" that promote violence and racism.

"We are not unrelated from those who do not respect the rules, morals and sporting oaths. Teams do need to do more on clashes between fans and players though," he said.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu called for an urgent meeting Tuesday evening to address the situation. On Monday, Pisanu said stadiums could be shut down if fan violence continues."

Oh and the glorious Inter were also involved in some incident.. can't remember what. Nevermind we'll skim over that winking smiley
Posted by: mkcerusky [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: April 13, 2005 07:49AM
What about last night match Inter-Milan?
And what about last year's match Roma-Lazio when the supporters obliged the players to stop playing?

However, here in Italy UK is taken as THE example of country that succeded in solving the hooligans problem, that is we consider you much better then us!
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: April 13, 2005 02:54PM
...and there was minor trouble at the recent Scotland v Italy game too!!

However.....none of it compares to the amount of murders, stabbings and general post match gang violence after a Scottish old firm game...Glasgow's hospitals take casualties right through the night into next morning....
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: April 13, 2005 02:55PM
but wait a's neds killing it's probably a good thing!
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: April 15, 2005 04:03PM
yeah fuck it. the riots are as much fun as the game itself.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (82.41.43.---)
Date: October 18, 2005 10:04PM
Racism doesnt make you violent, any prick can shout monkey chants about.
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