British Football Hooligans

@wolfie34 (26816)
United Kingdom
January 25, 2007 5:04pm CST
Do you think that football hooligans from Britain gives the British people a bad name in your country? I hate football myself, but I can't help wondering that people from other parts of the world think all British people are like this? We do let ourselves down unfortunately. As the saying goes a few spoil it for the rest.
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3 responses
25 Jan 07
I think they do, unfortunately. Football is so popular in many countries that the hooligans get plenty of exposure whereas you rarely see a news article about how mr X helped little old lady B on the international news.
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 07
People are only hungry for doom and gloom and scandal too!
25 Jan 07
Isn't that the truth. Personally I love hearing feel good stories and wish there were a lot more of them.
@patootie (3593)
25 Jan 07
The huge majority of football fans never cause a problem .. they watch the games, cheer, yell and after the match, win or lose, they go home quietly and with no trouble .. it is a small minority of mainly young men who only go to the matches to cause trouble that create such a bad name for football fans .. These gangs of men pretend to be football fans and then when they get to the match they start causing trouble which is the only reason they attend the football matches .. they use codes to keep in touch and many of the ring leaders are known petty criminals .. It's sad .. I've never quite understaoo what makes younger men feel they have to be so disruptive .. maybe it's a throw back to the old days when man lived in caves and the young men had to prove their worth before being allowed to take a wife or whatever .. Well lads, the world has moved on a bit now .. so it's time for you to grow up !
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 07
Football is the 'smoke screen' for hooliganism
• Lagos, Nigeria
26 Jan 07
I do not like football either, but i like British footbal fans, sound crazy but their care free attitude makes them have an identity where ever they are. Secondly they go all out to cheer there team to victory.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 07
Thank you for your response, appreciated and no it doesn't sound crazy.