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(Yahoo) Video Officials at Turkish soccer match forced to flee after fans invade the pitch...while wielding plastic lawn chairs   (uk.eurosport.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2013-09-23 01:38:48 PM  
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/never forget
 
2013-09-23 01:54:41 PM  
I lost half a tooth to a plastic lawn chair, they are not to be taken lightly.
 
2013-09-23 02:07:51 PM  
At least they weren't steel chairs
 
2013-09-23 02:14:49 PM  
Galatasaray supporters are famous throughout the world of football for their levels of passion, so it's no big surprise that things boil over from time to time in the form of a pitch invasion.


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Mmmmmm.  Galatasaray
 
2013-09-23 02:23:52 PM  
They should not have a game and just have the fans fight.
 
2013-09-23 02:26:42 PM  
This is why we can't have nice things
 
2013-09-23 02:31:01 PM  
was "yakety sax" playing?
 
2013-09-23 02:53:22 PM  

Lego_Addict: I lost half a tooth to a plastic lawn chair, they are not to be taken lightly.


You can't handle the tooth
 
2013-09-23 03:14:02 PM  
There is some consideration that the demonstration was staged: Beşiktaş and Galatasaray fans have been United in the struggle against the Erdoğan government's repression of free speech.

That's the word on the street here in Istanbul, anyways...
 
2013-09-23 03:18:39 PM  

Agarista: There is some consideration that the demonstration was staged: Beşiktaş and Galatasaray fans have been United in the struggle against the Erdoğan government's repression of free speech.

That's the word on the street here in Istanbul, anyways...


Hm, will have to ask my coworker from Istanbul about this
 
2013-09-23 03:19:12 PM  
Why did the soccer fans go beserk?   That's nobody's business but the Turks'.
 
2013-09-23 03:20:13 PM  
Also look at the colors worn by the wielders of chairs...
 
2013-09-23 03:22:51 PM  
Galatasaray has had kind of a shiatty past week or two.

*Istanbul lost the Olympics to Tokyo.
*Galatasaray lost their loudest-stadium-on-Earth title to the Seahawks.
*Galatasaray got pounded 6-1 by Real Madrid.
*Turkey sits next door to Syria.
*As of right now (it's still early in the season), defending-champion Galatasaray sits 10th in the Turkish league table due to the abandonment; had they won by the 2-1 score it was at the time, they'd be in 5th. Besiktas leads even with the abandonment.

Also, looking at other writeups on this, it looks like Besiktas is being held more responsible for this than Galatasaray is.
 
2013-09-23 03:23:21 PM  
Over in one.
 
2013-09-23 03:24:40 PM  

Agarista: Also look at the colors worn by the wielders of chairs...


For the benefit of the thread, Galatasaray colors are yellow and red; Besiktas colors are black and white.
 
2013-09-23 03:29:41 PM  

Gosling: Galatasaray has had kind of a shiatty past week or two.


Also, looking at other writeups on this, it looks like Besiktas is being held more responsible for this than Galatasaray is.


Some of the chiefs of UltrAslan, the Galatasaray fanatic club, have openly supported the Erdoğan government in the past week, despite the opinion of the majority of GS-supporters.
Çarşi, the Beşiktaş fanboys, have been real heroes in the struggle against facism in Turkey (The bulldozer was hilarious)
 
2013-09-23 03:51:57 PM  

Agarista: There is some consideration that the demonstration was staged: Beşiktaş and Galatasaray fans have been United in the struggle against the Erdoğan government's repression of free speech.

That's the word on the street here in Istanbul, anyways...


Yeah, it could be that, or it might just be that soccer and its fans are really stupid.  My favorite was the recent match in Egypt, where all the people were killed. Whhheeeeee!!!! Just goes to show, you can't beat fun at the old ball park.  But, then again, the old ball park may beat you to death.
 
2013-09-23 04:06:07 PM  

zimbomba63: Yeah, it could be that, or it might just be that soccer and its fans are really stupid.  My favorite was the recent match in Egypt, where all the people were killed. Whhheeeeee!!!! Just goes to show, you can't beat fun at the old ball park.  But, then again, the old ball park may beat you to death.


Yeah, those animals. Too bad they can't be fans of a better sport.

Oh, well. They're Egyptian. We expect that sort of behavior from them. Hooligans.
 
2013-09-23 04:12:32 PM  

Braggi: They should not have a game and just have the fans fight.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1313113/

They do that already. Very organized.
 
2013-09-23 04:17:02 PM  
Well, I'm guessing there were no rocks to throw?
 
2013-09-23 06:04:14 PM  

Gonz: zimbomba63: Yeah, it could be that, or it might just be that soccer and its fans are really stupid.  My favorite was the recent match in Egypt, where all the people were killed. Whhheeeeee!!!! Just goes to show, you can't beat fun at the old ball park.  But, then again, the old ball park may beat you to death.

Yeah, those animals. Too bad they can't be fans of a better sport.

Oh, well. They're Egyptian. We expect that sort of behavior from them. Hooligans.


OK, 2/1/2012, 79 dead and over 1,000 injured at Port Said.

Now I'll wait until you catch up, and to make it fair, I'll allow you to use the death tolls from rioting in baseball, basketball & football, and then I'll post the next glorious moment in soccer history.  There so many to choose from, so I'm only going to put them up, one at a time.

OK, the ball is in your court.
 
2013-09-23 06:07:40 PM  

zimbomba63: Now I'll wait until you catch up, and to make it fair, I'll allow you to use the death tolls from rioting in baseball, basketball & football, and then I'll post the next glorious moment in soccer history. There so many to choose from, so I'm only going to put them up, one at a time.


Given that soccer has leagues in every nation on Earth and baseball, basketball and football are basically going to get limited to the US, you're working from something of an unfair advantage on sample size. For it to be a fair fight, I'd ask you to limit yourself to the US and Canada, and since the history of soccer in those two nations is rather lacking, I'll be nice and allow you Mexico as well.
 
2013-09-23 06:32:12 PM  

Gosling: zimbomba63: Now I'll wait until you catch up, and to make it fair, I'll allow you to use the death tolls from rioting in baseball, basketball & football, and then I'll post the next glorious moment in soccer history. There so many to choose from, so I'm only going to put them up, one at a time.

Given that soccer has leagues in every nation on Earth and baseball, basketball and football are basically going to get limited to the US, you're working from something of an unfair advantage on sample size. For it to be a fair fight, I'd ask you to limit yourself to the US and Canada, and since the history of soccer in those two nations is rather lacking, I'll be nice and allow you Mexico as well.


Get real, I gave you the 3 major professional sports in this country to work with and you want me to limit myself to a minor professional sport, soccer, in two countries, U.S. & Canada, and one country, Mexico, where it's a major sport.  You'll have to do better than that.  I know, give me those staid and ultra polite Brits and we'll be in business.
 
2013-09-23 06:50:52 PM  

zimbomba63: Get real, I gave you the 3 major professional sports in this country to work with and you want me to limit myself to a minor professional sport, soccer, in two countries, U.S. & Canada, and one country, Mexico, where it's a major sport. You'll have to do better than that. I know, give me those staid and ultra polite Brits and we'll be in business.


Translation: give me the countries for which I have scary stories.

Man, I know the big stories myself. I know Hillsborough. I know Heysel. I know Luzhniki and Ghana and the Congo and the kid in Belgrade that got hit with an RPG at a Red Star/Partizan game and the Persib Bandung/Persija Jakarta rivalry in Indonesia so heated that away supports don't even dare go to the stadium and the routine violence across the Nigerian league threatened on away teams and refs that dare think about not falling down and handing the home team the game and the El Salvador/Honduras war I know you're chomping at the bit to bring up. I know about all of that, and more.

What I'm saying is you're not so much comparing sports as comparing national sports cultures, taking whatever happens to be the most popular sport in each country, which is in most places soccer but which in the US is not. I'm asking you to compare sports in a reasonably-controlled environment, comparing North American sports to North American sports. If you must persist in using overseas examples, what I then ask that you do is compare the examples in each nation that you use, to other sports popular in those same nations, if any (and they aren't always there). For instance, if you want to use the Port Said incident, I want you to also go find examples from other sports popular in Egypt.

In other words, I'm asking you to eliminate the variables.

And for what it's worth, England has to a large degree cleaned up their act after Heysel got the entire nation banned from continental competition for five years. There are still some hooligans from the firms in the 80's who put out tell-alls over there, but they're being met with an increasing amount of cringing from the general public that just wants to get away from that era.
 
2013-09-23 10:16:16 PM  

Gosling: zimbomba63: Get real, I gave you the 3 major professional sports in this country to work with and you want me to limit myself to a minor professional sport, soccer, in two countries, U.S. & Canada, and one country, Mexico, where it's a major sport. You'll have to do better than that. I know, give me those staid and ultra polite Brits and we'll be in business.

Translation: give me the countries for which I have scary stories.


Well, this thread is tied to a video of a Turkish soccer riot, so foreign countries should be in play.

Man, I know the big stories myself. I know Hillsborough. I know Heysel. I know Luzhniki and Ghana and the Congo and the kid in Belgrade that got hit with an RPG at a Red Star/Partizan game and the Persib Bandung/Persija Jakarta rivalry in Indonesia so heated that away supports don't even dare go to the stadium and the routine violence across the Nigerian league threatened on away teams and refs that dare think about not falling down and handing the home team the game and the El Salvador/Honduras war I know you're chomping at the bit to bring up. I know about all of that, and more.

What I'm saying is you're not so much comparing sports as comparing national sports cultures, taking whatever happens to be the most popular sport in each country, which is in most places soccer but which in the US is not. I'm asking you to compare sports in a reasonably-controlled environment, comparing North American sports to North American sports. If you must persist in using overseas examples, what I then ask that you do is compare the examples in each nation that you use, to other sports popular in those same nations, if any (and they aren't always there). For instance, if you want to use the Port Said incident, I want you to also go find examples from other sports popular in Egypt.

In other words, I'm asking you to eliminate the variable

And for what it's worth, England has to a large degree cleaned up their act after Heysel got the entire nation banned from continental competition for five years. There are still some hooligans from the firms in the 80's ...


OK, lets eliminate the variables, as the thread is based on a video of a Turkish soccer riot, I thought I would select another Turkish sport.  I know they are crazy wrestling fans, actual wrestling, not pretend, and I know basketball is big there.  So I selected basketball, and attempted to find instances of violent behavior, at Turkish basketball games.  I didn't find anything, not that this means that there isn't any, just that I didn't find it.  I believe that this will provide a good test of the Turkish national sports culture.

No England, huh?  I wanted to compare English soccer to cricket to rugby, to probe the always festive, English national sports culture.
 
2013-09-23 11:17:24 PM  

zimbomba63: In other words, I'm asking you to eliminate the variable

And for what it's worth, England has to a large degree cleaned up their act after Heysel got the entire nation banned from continental competition for five years. There are still some hooligans from the firms in the 80's ...

OK, lets eliminate the variables, as the thread is based on a video of a Turkish soccer riot, I thought I would select another Turkish sport. I know they are crazy wrestling fans, actual wrestling, not pretend, and I know basketball is big there. So I selected basketball, and attempted to find instances of violent behavior, at Turkish basketball games. I didn't find anything, not that this means that there isn't any, just that I didn't find it. I believe that this will provide a good test of the Turkish national sports culture.

No England, huh? I wanted to compare English soccer to cricket to rugby, to probe the always festive, English national sports culture.


They have riots in cricket, too.  Everyone wears a jacket and tie, and the whole thing is usually set off by a shortage of Pimm's Cup during the tea break.  It's shameful, the way they raise their voices and threaten to have their solicitors deliver lawsuits to each other on the morrow.
 
2013-09-24 02:09:07 PM  
I think the only reason we're hearing about this is because England wants the 2020 Euro final. Some kind of "look at them" mentality from the English media.
 
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