The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63590   Message #1037912
Posted By: alanabit
19-Oct-03 - 04:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Turkey v England in Istanbul
Subject: RE: BS: Turkey v England in Istanbul
ard mhacha, I live in one of those European cities and I have seen thugs at work. Believe me, English football fans are no less welcome than some of the Dutch, some of the German lunatic fringe or some of the Rangers lunatic fringe. It is always a minority, however frightening a group of thugs looks. Strollin Johnny is right. The vast majority of fans who drink a quiet beer and cause no trouble at all never get in the newspapers. Consistency demands that we condemn the Belgian thugs every bit as much as the British thugs who have so often disgraced us. I usually take the precaution of only speaking German when British fans are in town. But it is not always necessary.