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(The Big Story)   Not content with just hosting the World Cup, soccer fans in San Paulo recreate the Hillsborough Disaster   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 22
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2013-10-06 12:44:47 AM  
FTA: Authorities were investigating whether more than 16,000 tickets were sold for the game, the maximum permitted at the venue.

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2013-10-06 12:57:30 AM  
One of the things that came from Hillsborough was the prohibition of fences to keep fans from getting on the pitch. Apparently the Brits think safety of the fans is more important...
 
2013-10-06 01:12:59 AM  
Oh the Hillmanity
 
2013-10-06 02:49:41 AM  

dj_bigbird: One of the things that came from Hillsborough was the prohibition of fences to keep fans from getting on the pitch. Apparently the Brits think safety of the fans is more important...


Hell, Brazil, that whole part of the world, sometimes you'll see concrete moats to keep fans off the pitch. Like you'd see in a zoo.
 
2013-10-06 03:15:48 AM  
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Coincidence?

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2013-10-06 07:11:02 AM  
Scary stuff. I think they're on the wrong track looking at how many tickets are sold. If there's more interest to get in than security to keep people out, they'll do whatever they can to find a way.
 
2013-10-06 08:44:45 AM  

Gosling: dj_bigbird: One of the things that came from Hillsborough was the prohibition of fences to keep fans from getting on the pitch. Apparently the Brits think safety of the fans is more important...

Hell, Brazil, that whole part of the world, sometimes you'll see concrete moats to keep fans off the pitch. Like you'd see in a zoo.


Fans in South and Central America can get rather violent, like cutting off the arms and legs of a ref and then sticking his head on a pike.
 
2013-10-06 08:50:59 AM  
No serious injuries were reported

Versus the 100 dead and 750 injured in England. Sounds like the Brazilians are both better at crowd control and the fans aren't as likely to panic as the Brits. Unless they are lying about the casualties, and the causes for the riot, like the English did.
 
2013-10-06 09:09:18 AM  
Could have been worse...could have been the Bradford Disaster. The ENTIRE grandstand was fully engulfed within four minutes.
 
2013-10-06 10:22:04 AM  

DoomPaul: Gosling: dj_bigbird: One of the things that came from Hillsborough was the prohibition of fences to keep fans from getting on the pitch. Apparently the Brits think safety of the fans is more important...

Hell, Brazil, that whole part of the world, sometimes you'll see concrete moats to keep fans off the pitch. Like you'd see in a zoo.

Fans in South and Central America can get rather violent, like cutting off the arms and legs of a ref and then sticking his head on a pike.


To be fair that ref had it coming after stabbing one of the players to death on the pitch. In front of the guys friends and family.
 
2013-10-06 11:08:42 AM  
Worse than Qatar? Maybe
 
2013-10-06 11:21:45 AM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Could have been worse...could have been the Bradford Disaster. The ENTIRE grandstand was fully engulfed within four minutes.


Or it could have been Peruvian crushes at soccer games (the most infamous being the result of a full-on riot and pitch invasion and a panic caused by tear gas release a la just about every recent sub-Saharan African soccer disaster in the past twenty years) which had 300+ death totals.  (And trust me, the hooligans in British soccer have NOTHING on South American hooliganism; in general, supporters of Manchester United or Arsenal literally do not call out Mafia-style hits on players or supporters from the other side or--for that matter--players from their OWN side when they screw up.  This HAS happened in South American games with ultras.)

At least no refs got decapitated, drawn, quartered, and their head stuck on a pike a la Vlad Tepes for giving a player a Black Card penalty via fatal stabbing--so this is probably an IMPROVEMENT :D   (And yes, the latter has happened in Brazil.  In what would be the soccer equivalent of semipro Q League baseball.  Yes, I have seen the video of the aftermath, which I am NOT linking to Fark for (what I hope should be) obvious reasons; suffice it to say that they had to stitch the corpse back together to do a closed-casket. :P)
 
2013-10-06 11:43:24 AM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Could have been worse...could have been the Bradford Disaster. The ENTIRE grandstand was fully engulfed within four minutes.


That DUDE was ON FIRE!!! O_O
 
2013-10-06 12:12:40 PM  
Fans in Natal, not São Paulo.  Much smaller place about 2,000 miles north.  The Brazilian office of the AP is what's in SP.
 
2013-10-06 03:12:51 PM  
I'm sure we'll hear from the Sun about their fans looting corpses any day now.
 
2013-10-06 06:28:24 PM  

Joe Peanut: Fans in Natal, not São Paulo.  Much smaller place about 2,000 miles north.  The Brazilian office of the AP is what's in SP.


Next you'll be telling me kangaroos don't hop down the streets of downtown Sydney.
 
2013-10-06 06:45:02 PM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Could have been worse...could have been the Bradford Disaster. The ENTIRE grandstand was fully engulfed within four minutes.


Yeah, that was very bad. It just doesn't get the attention it probably deserves because of the club whose fans died compared to Hillsborough's losses being popular club around the world, more people died at Hillsborough and there wasn't the scandalous cover up either.

/who the hell thought wood stands in such a large stadium was still a good idea in the 1980s?
 
2013-10-06 07:32:53 PM  

Gosling: Joe Peanut: Fans in Natal, not São Paulo.  Much smaller place about 2,000 miles north.  The Brazilian office of the AP is what's in SP.

Next you'll be telling me kangaroos don't hop down the streets of downtown Sydney.


They do hop down the streets of São Paulo.
 
2013-10-06 11:43:09 PM  

desertgeek: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Could have been worse...could have been the Bradford Disaster. The ENTIRE grandstand was fully engulfed within four minutes.

Yeah, that was very bad. It just doesn't get the attention it probably deserves because of the club whose fans died compared to Hillsborough's losses being popular club around the world, more people died at Hillsborough and there wasn't the scandalous cover up either.

/who the hell thought wood stands in such a large stadium was still a good idea in the 1980s?


Nobody.  Bradford City just didn't have the money to rebuild.
 
2013-10-06 11:58:21 PM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Could have been worse...could have been the Bradford Disaster. The ENTIRE grandstand was fully engulfed within four minutes.


Holy f*ck. I did research on European football (and a few disasters, and the subsequent law changes), and somehow I never came across that one.

/or at least don't remember it
 
2013-10-07 12:29:17 AM  

desertgeek: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: Could have been worse...could have been the Bradford Disaster. The ENTIRE grandstand was fully engulfed within four minutes.

Yeah, that was very bad. It just doesn't get the attention it probably deserves because of the club whose fans died compared to Hillsborough's losses being popular club around the world, more people died at Hillsborough and there wasn't the scandalous cover up either.

/who the hell thought wood stands in such a large stadium was still a good idea in the 1980s?


I just realized how badly I farked up the English in that post. The fact that I wasn't drunk makes it worse. *facepalm*
 
2013-10-07 05:59:46 AM  

Gosling: Joe Peanut: Fans in Natal, not São Paulo.  Much smaller place about 2,000 miles north.  The Brazilian office of the AP is what's in SP.

Next you'll be telling me kangaroos don't hop down the streets of downtown Sydney.


You're getting it confused with Vienna.
 
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