not on to criticise football fans in this way unless you go to games and know something about what goes on there. at the smaller games disruption isn't an issue and at the larger games is much better than it was . i have been going with my kids to football for 25 years -celtic, city, west ham, bradford, carlisle and partick thistle and never had to worry about trouble of any sort. unfortunately there remain a few aggressive types who like to attach themselves to some clubs and cause bother - but they tend not to involve outsiders these days. there was a problem with racism but that has almost disappeared -probably as those types prefer getting into politics these days. avoid the prawn sandwich types and the big club glory hunters and fotball fans are a funny, welcoming and endearingly old-fashioned bunch of self-deprecating dreamers.