April 5, 2007

BATONS? ARE THEY THE PEP SQUAD?:

Not again! Spurs fans in flare-ups as United slam police (IAN LADYMAN, 5th April 2007, Daily Mail)

Tottenham fans clashed with Spanish police in Seville last night on a second night of European football violence.

Riot police moved in wielding batons to prevent Spurs fans from reaching home supporters during the first half of their UEFA Cup-tie, which Sevilla won 2-1.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 5, 2007 10:09 PM
Comments

The guy in the middle (in blue) must be a refrigerator repairman.

The rest of the crowd looks a bit old for hooligans.

Posted by: ratbert at April 5, 2007 10:37 PM

Who is surprised by this? I mean, they're watching a metric football game, in which nobody uses their hands, and, well . . . idle hands are the Devil's plaything, right?

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 6, 2007 7:21 AM

Darn good thing we Americans never riot as the result of a sporting event. For example, the students of OSU never burn anything or riot up and down High Street in Columbus whenever they beat Michigan in football.

And the city where a professional team wins the Super Bowl or World series or whatever never lets its celebrations get out of hand.

No wait.........

Posted by: Post at April 6, 2007 10:04 AM

Is that Simon Cowell holding back the horde?

Anon 10:04,

Fair enough, but it isn't a daily occurance here.

Posted by: Bruno at April 6, 2007 11:18 AM

Post:

Excellent point. Soccer fans are like Detroit.

Posted by: oj at April 6, 2007 2:24 PM
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