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(Daily Mail)   Football fans might act rough in America but at least they don't throw smoke bombs at the refs like they do in Europe   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 25
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2013-10-21 09:52:50 AM
Americans are a loud but docile sort, by and large. Like the dog in the yard that just won't stop barking when you walk by because it was never actually trained to do anything other than that. Raise our state school tuitions or retirement age and sure we will biatch. We'll blog about it till our fingers are numb. But we won't overtake a portion of a major metropolis or overturn cars.

Europeans on the other hands? They'll take to the streets for any reason they deem marginally disquieting.
 
2013-10-21 11:00:46 AM
Perhaps not, but man do we love throwing bobbleheads at players.
 
2013-10-21 11:47:35 AM
Euro soccer fans are the worst.
 
2013-10-21 12:24:42 PM
I hope the story gets him lots of kudos in the pub because he won't be allowed into any football stadium in the country after this.

After the public order and potential assault charges.
 
2013-10-21 12:58:29 PM
Let me know when we're murdering players and refs.
 
2013-10-21 12:58:36 PM
What did you expect from Spuds fans?
 
2013-10-21 01:00:30 PM
meh, who needs smoke when you can have fire instead?

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2013-10-21 01:01:26 PM
The English media is having a field day with this, but it happens maybe once per season in England. Not like the rest of Europe.

Good luck getting standing sections back, dumbass
 
2013-10-21 01:42:18 PM
not yet.
 
2013-10-21 01:43:35 PM

divgradcurl: meh, who needs smoke when you can have fire instead?

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Reminds me of when Eskisehirspor fans were told anyone seen with a flare at the next match would be banned for life from the ground, so they did this.
 
2013-10-21 02:37:37 PM
Throwing that sort of crap is bad enough...but why on Earth would you throw something that leaves a visible trail right back to you?  Idiot.
 
2013-10-21 02:38:42 PM

Hang On Voltaire: Euro soccer fans are the worst.


Yeah, it's not like we American fans do things like chuck batteries from the upper deck, or cheer when the quarterback gets injured because we'd been calling for his benching anyway, or aim our vomit at children. Those would be awful.
 
2013-10-21 02:39:46 PM
"Football fans might act rough in America "

Hahahahahaha, what a joke! The most you hear about Americans acting rough at a football game is when someone is standing up in front of you.
 
2013-10-21 02:48:54 PM
Hey, Eagles fans! I think I know how you can regain your street cred! :D
 
2013-10-21 02:49:42 PM

Cajnik: The English media is having a field day with this, but it happens maybe once per season in England. Not like the rest of Europe.

Good luck getting standing sections back, dumbass


This is true. England's largely learned their lesson since the 80's. Eastern Europe is where the problems really are, particularly the Yugoslavian breakoffs.

Nigeria's really bad too. Away teams rarely pick up points in the Nigerian league because the refs are so afraid of what the fans can and will do to them.
 
2013-10-21 03:10:27 PM
Meanwhile, for lack of bump to the proper thread, Crystal Palace got 1-0 up on Fulham rather fast.
 
2013-10-21 03:30:54 PM

Gosling: Meanwhile, for lack of bump to the proper thread, Crystal Palace got 1-0 up on Fulham rather fast.


And apparently Fulham's equalizer was an absolute beaut.
 
2013-10-21 04:02:59 PM

Gosling: Cajnik: The English media is having a field day with this, but it happens maybe once per season in England. Not like the rest of Europe.

Good luck getting standing sections back, dumbass

This is true. England's largely learned their lesson since the 80's. Eastern Europe is where the problems really are, particularly the Yugoslavian breakoffs.

Nigeria's really bad too. Away teams rarely pick up points in the Nigerian league because the refs are so afraid of what the fans can and will do to them.


I thought the Italian and Spanish leagues also had the monkey chanting and banana throwing going on?
 
2013-10-21 04:09:09 PM

mjohnson71: I thought the Italian and Spanish leagues also had the monkey chanting and banana throwing going on?


That's a lot of leagues, unfortunately. From my reading, Russia actually is the worst with that.
 
2013-10-21 04:14:28 PM

ADubs86: Gosling: Meanwhile, for lack of bump to the proper thread, Crystal Palace got 1-0 up on Fulham rather fast.

And apparently Fulham's equalizer was an absolute beaut.


Equalizer's one thing. The three after that... well, Crystal Palace is going down in flames.
 
2013-10-21 04:25:21 PM
American fans beat you or murder you in the parking lot for wearing the wrong hat or jersey.
 
2013-10-21 04:56:59 PM

Gosling: ADubs86: Gosling: Meanwhile, for lack of bump to the proper thread, Crystal Palace got 1-0 up on Fulham rather fast.

And apparently Fulham's equalizer was an absolute beaut.

Equalizer's one thing. The three after that... well, Crystal Palace is going down in flames.


at least palace fans have sunderland around this season so they can say that things could be worse
 
2013-10-21 07:15:40 PM

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Reminds me of when Eskisehirspor fans were told anyone seen with a flare at the next match would be banned for life from the ground, so they did this.


Thats pretty awesome, esp with all the orange coats throgh the middle
 
2013-10-21 07:37:27 PM
I remember watching a bundesliga game a couple of years ago where a linesman was hit in the head by a full beer mug and the match was abandoned.

It's one thing to get into the game, it's certainly another to chuck objects at people on the field.
 
2013-10-21 11:00:02 PM
I think part of the reason for the disrespect and aggression towards referees in European soccer is that it is a seriously corrupt sport controlled by old money aristocracies and match-fixing is a recurrent problem so people have a reason to be mad.

While there are always suspicions of this in American sports, the truth is when the refs screw up, it's mostly just incompetence.
 
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