Friday, December 09, 2005

No hooliganism in the States?

Came across a brilliant article from the Guardian today on hooliganism in the "US and A" and about how the media over there are forever talking about hoolignaism being a European-soccer diesease. Here is an excerpt.

"No matter how many college games end in drunken mob violence (as many do), no matter how many American city centres see running battles between sports fans and riot police, the US sports media continues to present hooliganism as something utterly un-American. (This blinkered provincialism has parallels with the 1996 decision by the US State Department to "red flag" parts of south London as no-go areas for American tourists, claiming that Millwall was as dangerous as Guatemala - which, at the time, was overrun by right-wing death squads.)"

The full article can be found here

Smart Arse Yankee Kanka Dave, Can you confirm this?

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