Why are soccer fans more violent than rugby fans?

@Geomos (323)
South Africa
June 3, 2007 11:24am CST
I have noticed with great alarm the violence related with soccer. I am a rugby fan and have never seen any violent behaviour at a rugby match. I was in my local golf club yesterdy watching South Africa playing England with a mixture of South African and English fans, the haggling was pretty good but no sign of violent behaviour. I have heard a saying which goes something like "Soccer is a game played by gentlemen and watched by hooligans but Rugby is a game played by hooligans and watched by gentlemen." Rugby is a hard physical game but I don't see a lot of hooligans playing the game, in fact most rugby players are highly educated people. Why are soccer fans so violent and rugby fans not?
1 response
@19670104 (84)
• South Africa
4 Jun 07
well we all do know why...rugby players have a standard and i do believe class...