Try the NBA sometime
Their fans just riot in the streets, loot & pillage and burn down buildings when THEIR team wins!
Police in North Africa were braced for further trouble on Wednesday night after Algeria secured a 1-0 win to advance to the World-cup finals next year at the expense of arch-rivals Egypt. The play-off in neutral Karthoom follows sparked by an earlier match between the two. Egypt won the final group qualifying game 2-0 against …
The sharper eyed among you might notice another common denominator:
Two opposing groups (primarily men it has to be said) with a lot of adrenaline and testosterone flowing around.
To me it doesn't make a difference if it is high profile team sport or a street gang, they're both dangerous to bystanders. Only difference is there is supposedly a "legitimate point" to sport.
Some people think that sport is an outlet for violent tendencies in humanity. In the participants maybe, but the spectators are just getting a rush of adrenaline and testosterone with nothing to do but watch. Of course they're going to start standing up, yelling, and in some cases throwing things or picking fights.
Heh, I remember hearing about Burnley being beaten 5-0 at Ewood Park: the fans then proceeded to go back to Burnley and trash their own town centre. Blackburn town centre, on the other hand, was virtually unharmed..
It's DNA & Football - Together, they create a passionate mix that can boil over substantially (Columbia)
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