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Thread #138594 Message #3172551
Posted By: GUEST,Jon
18-Jun-11 - 05:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: Has Americanism Spread THIS far?
Subject: RE: BS: Has Americanism Spread THIS far?
Mrzzy, I don't know about actual figures over here but it is recognised that it is only a small minority of supporters who get involved and that there can be "professional troublemakers" involved. Still if you've got say a crowd of 20,000 and 5% turn nasty, you've got 1,000 people to deal with.
As for becoming normal, it's been part of UK football for as long as I can remember. My speculation is that it is less of a problem now over here than it has been in the past and I think the football clubs themselves take more of a stance against bad elements amongst their supporters. Lifetime bans from grounds for violent or hateful (eg. racist) behaviour aren't unheard of.