November 27, 2022 at 11:47 pm #236976
There are also numerous instances of football hooliganism within national boundaries i.e. between teams of a particular nation.
Football hooliganism dates back to the Middle Ages in England. Fights between groups of youths often occurred during football matches organised between neighbouring towns and villages on Shrove Tuesdays and other Holy Days. Merchants concerned over the effect of such disturbance on trade called for the control of football as early as the 14th century. King Edward II banned football in 1314, and then King Edward III in 1349 because he felt the disorder and violence that accompanied matches led to civil unrest and distracted his subjects. A number of other monarchs and various authorities also tried to ban football throughout the centuries in England and Scotland but they were largely ineffective.
Hooliganism in the modern game of football in England dates back to its establishment in the 19th century. Individuals referred to as roughs were known to cause trouble at football matches in the 1880s, for example when they attacked the visiting team in a match between Aston Villa and Preston North End in 1885. Local derby matches would usually have the worst trouble in an era when fans did not often travel to other towns and cities, and roughs sometimes attacked the referees and visiting team’s players. Incidences of fan violence have been reported from the late 19th and the early 20th century in England and Scotland. In 1909, thousands of Rangers and Celtic fans rioted at the replay of the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park. Crowd troubles also extended to areas outside of the ground, into the town as well as trains and railway stations. For example, Leicester City fans vandalised a train in 1934, and several trains were damaged in 1955 and 1956 by Liverpool and Everton fans.
List of English football tribes:November 28, 2022 at 1:13 am #236985
Scotland’s professional footballers are to be banned from heading the ball in training the day before and the day after a game.
Clubs are also being told to limit exercises that involve repetitive heading to one session per week.
The new guidelines come after Glasgow University research that showed former footballers were three-and-a-half times more likely to die from brain disease.November 28, 2022 at 1:25 am #236986
Football hooliganism was usually confined to the stadium but with fencing, segregation and heavy policing the violence has generally moved to outside the grounds.
I recall when I went to games, at half-time, there was always a mass shift of fans moving goal-ends. Long gone nowadays. You are penned in.
Nor have rugby fans been immune to fighting one another although. Is it more prevalent in Rugby League where rivalries are more intense?November 28, 2022 at 7:28 am #237003
Good point. Soccer isn’t the only game in town.November 28, 2022 at 8:34 am #237006
“Soccer isn’t the only game in town.”
Whereas, with all the idiots there are in the world, capitalism most certainly is…November 28, 2022 at 9:01 am #237007November 28, 2022 at 9:29 am #237009
and there was me thinking it was called fitbaNovember 28, 2022 at 4:36 pm #237061
Chinese state television has censored World Cup games to remove shots of maskless crowds to dampen the Covid lockdown protestsNovember 28, 2022 at 10:57 pm #237069
A protester holding a rainbow flag and with a shirt saying “Respect For Iranian Women” on the back and “Save Ukraine” on the front of his shirt ran onto the pitch during Monday’s game between Portugal and Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar.November 29, 2022 at 9:39 am #237101
Riots break out with cars torched after Morocco beat Belgium.November 29, 2022 at 8:56 pm #237124james19Participant
⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ Depressing & sad. Tip of the iceberg most likely?
Qatar official says up to 500 migrant workers died on World Cup projects
November 30, 2022 at 12:53 am #237130
- This reply was modified 10 months ago by james19.
A joint bid Ukraine has made with Spain and Portugal to co-host the 2030 World Cup in a move that had been sanctioned by the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Now, Andriy Pavelko, the president of the Ukraine FA, and Yuri Zapisotsky, the association’s general secretary, are accused of “embezzling” 26.5m Ukrainian Hryvnia (£600,000), related to the construction of an artificial grass factory.December 3, 2022 at 7:53 pm #237287
Serbia supporters displayed fascist slogans and aimed racist chants towards ethnic Albanians during their side’s match against SwitzerlandDecember 3, 2022 at 9:23 pm #237288
More politics and soccer. Here’s Arab commentators taking the piss out of the German team’s virtue signalling. What idiot told their team to do that?December 4, 2022 at 12:55 am #237291
All power to the German team. Good to see there are professional footballers with principles and the courage to stand by them.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.