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Is Argentine football in a state of war ? - 01/11/2006

Source : DPA

Argentine football is currently suffering a worrying wave of violence. Numerous clashes have been reported in recent months and games are suspended on a weekly basis before or after their scheduled start.
At least 16 people were arrested Sunday after followers of Newell's Old Boys clashed with police during and after the local derby in Rosario, the third-largest city in Argentine. Rosario Central won the game 4-1.
A week earlier the match between Racing and Boca Juniors was cancelled for security reasons, after a judge decided that known hooligans "Barrabravas" cannot legally be denied access to the stadium.
A short summary of recent violence indicates that the list is much longer. On Sept 16 a game between Colon and Velez Sarsfield was suspended after 42 minutes after an assistant referee was hit by an object that was thrown from the stands.
The Argentine daily La Nacion estimated that there are acts of vandalism every 2.65 days, and the most feared Barrabravas are those of Boca Juniors, River Plate, Newell's Old Boys and Rosario Central.
Unlike England, twice world champion Argentina has not succeeded in putting an end to violence.
Sociologist Pablo Alabarces said in an article in the daily Clarin that this is due not so much to an inability to act than to unwillingness by the relevant authorities - including the national federation AFA.
"Nothing has happened and nothing will happen," Alabarces predicted.
Participants at a recent televised debate came to a similarly pessimistic conclusion. They accused both the justice system and the clubs themselves of complicity with hooligans, and claimed that the work of judges who want to curb violence is hindered.
The actions of the police in the fight against violence in and outside stadiums are also questioned.
Alabarces went as far as to claim that they are "real experts in inducing and not preventing incidents".
Indeed, many fans claim that the police uses indiscriminate force against normal spectators while those who pull the strings of violence generally get out unscathed.
Alabarces claimed that there are dubious traditional ties - of a business nature, among other aspects - between Barrabravas and certain sectors of Argentine politics, although no one wants to admit it officially.
At the limit, powerful politicians allegedly pay for "security services" either with funds or with protection, even in drug-trafficking deals.

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Racist incidents rattle Serbia - 01/11/2006

Source : Southeast European Times

While football hooligans often direct abuse at an opposing team, they normally don't target their own side. Yet that's exactly what happened in the western Serbian town of Cacak last month, when hardcore supporters of the local Borac club put on an ugly display of racist behavior -- directed at one of their own team's players.

During a match against Vozdovac Belgrade, around 40 young men donned Ku Klux Klan-like hoods, made Nazi salutes and heckled Mike Temwanjira, a black player from Zimbabwe who plays for Borac. "Go away because nobody likes you", read a banner hoisted by the group.

The match was interrupted, resuming only after police removed 37 hooded young men from the stands. Most of those present at the stadium applauded the police action and showed their support for Temwanjira. The incident was particularly upsetting to the Serbian public because it coincided with the 65th anniversary of a brutal event during World War II -- the execution of around 2,200 anti-fascist Serbs by Nazi occupation forces. Ceremonies marking the occasion were under way near Cacak that same day.

Temwanjira, who has been playing in Serbia for five years now, said he feared for his family and was for the first time thinking about leaving Serbia. He said he had not had any problems until now and that he had given his son a Serbian name -- Nikola -- out of love for the country.

Cacak Mayor Velimir Stanojevic apologised to the player and urged him to stay in Cacak, "despite the disgrace the local supporters have brought on the town".

Only a few days later, there was another serious incident a football match in Serbia, when ultra nationalist backers of the Belgrade club Rad taunted the visiting team Novi Pazar, hurling ethnic insults and praising the Srebrenica massacre. Novi Pazar is a Serbian town with a Bosniak majority.

"The offenders shouted slogans inciting racial, ethnic and religious hatred and intolerance," police said. Around 154 Rad supporters were arrested. The same day, police in the southern Serbian city of Nis arrested two young men who, under the influence of alcohol, had been insulting worshippers in a mosque.

Serbian authorities have reacted fiercely to these demonstrations of intolerance. Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said the government "is revolted by any threats directed at minorities" in Serbia and would take strong action against perpetrators. Sports Minister Slobodan Vuksanovic urged judicial authorities to impose strict punishments.

"If we punish hooligans only by placing them in 24-hour custody, we will accomplish nothing. However, if we give them prison sentences of up to five years, there will be no more of those who will even think about shaming a town, the country and all of us that way," the minister said.

Economic woes, including unemployment, are widely seen as contributing to racism and ultra nationalism in Serbia. In addition, the country has yet to come to terms with the wars in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s, while a continuing stalemate over war crimes indictees -- notably Ratko Mladic, whose non-extradition has scuttled Serbia's talks with the EU -- fuels radical sentiment.

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Arsenal FC - CSKA Moscow - 01/11/2006

Source : The Daily Record

COPS STORM RUSSIA RIOT JET

POLICE stormed a British Airways plane after Russian football fans caused a riot.

Brawling passengers were arrested after flight BA875 from Moscow to London landed at Heathrow Airport.

Passengers had been moved to the front of the plane after trouble flared between drunken CSKA Moscow fans travelling for tonight's Champions' League fixture with Arsenal. One passenger said cabin crew had battled to control around 65 fans sitting in economy class.

She said the group had been smoking and shouting in their seats before the violence started.

She said: "It was absolutely the most terrifying experience of my life. It was like a full-scale riot was happening at the back of the plane and nobody could do anything to stop it.

"The captain came on and asked for quiet but that didn't help.

"People were rolling around the aisles, hitting each other and loads of people were smoking."

Six people were arrested after the three-hour flight was granted priority landing just before 10pm on Monday.
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Source: Monsters é Critics

British Airways plane makes priority landing after soccer fan brawl

A British Airways flight from Moscow had to be given a priority landing in London after a brawl involving football fans broke out on board, it was confirmed Tuesday.

The fans of CSKA Moscow, who play London's Arsenal in the European Champions League Wednesday, were reported to have been drunk and fighting on board.

A British Airways spokeswoman said Tuesday: 'The captain of BA 875 flying from Moscow to London last night requested a priority landing at Heathrow.'

'The aircraft was met by police after the crew reported a disturbance on board. A number of passengers were taken away and interviewed by police on arrival.'

The spokeswoman denied that crew members had been unable to control the passengers, adding that there had been no necessity to divert the plane.
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'It was like a full-scale riot on the plane'

JET passengers were terrified when 65 drunken Russian football fans staged a full-scale riot on a London-bound British Airways (BA) flight on Monday.

The louts screamed abuse and brawled among themselves before turning on cabin crew as the chaos spiralled out of control, reported UK's The Mirror.

They began fighting just after take-off and were still trading blows three hours later when the plane landed.

Dozens of policemen who stormed the plane at Heathrow finally broke up the brawl by wading in with batons - before handcuffing the yobs and marching them away.

One woman passenger said: 'It was absolutely the most terrifying experience of my life.

'It was like a full-scale riot was happening at the back of the plane and nobody could stop it.

'The captain came on and asked for quiet but that didn't help at all. There were people rolling around the aisles and hitting each other.'

The yobs, fans of CSKA Moscow who were heading for tonight's Champions League clash with Arsenal, became unruly as soon as the plane was airborne.

First, they insisted on smoking and refused to buckle their seat belts. Then, two groups of supporters began screaming insults at each other.

As fighting broke out, other passengers were shepherded to the front of the plane. The captain radioed ahead to Heathrow to call for police back up and demand a priority landing slot.

When the Boeing 767 carrying 207 passengers finally touched down at 10pm on Monday, police charged on board and arrested six ringleaders.

BA is investigating why the fans were allowed on board when they were clearly already drunk.

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Sparta Praha ignores racist fans and signs black player - 01/11/2006

Source : The Prague Post

If radical Sparta soccer hooligans kept their word, thousands of the club's fans and most of its players would not be alive today.

When the team signed French midfielder Ludovic Sylvestre from powerhouse FC Barcelona prior to the start of the Gambrinus liga season, he was clearly not welcome.

The reason was simple: Sylvestre is black.

Many Sparta fans — who have a history of racist behavior — did not hesitate to dole out death threats to the club's players and fans.

"Death to the players who pass the ball to him! Death to the fans who cheer for him!" some Sparta fans wrote on the club's fan Web site.

Although Sylvestre has suffered no physical attacks through 12 matches this season, some have booed him and waved banners denouncing him. One, written in his native French, read, "On n'a pas besoin de toi" ("We have no need for you").

Sylvestre says he has paid no attention to the racism, but Sparta management certainly has.

Naturally, most fans want their team to sign the best players, regardless of race, but Sparta's problem was so pronounced that the team hired Sylvestre in part to root out prejudice in its stands, Sparta's Communications Director Lukáš Přibyl said.

"Racism was a problem that we have had to fight against for a while, so we decided to silence racists chants against opponent players by hiring a black player ourselves," he said.

Closing gates

The club has paid some 10 million Kč ($443,853) in sanctions over the fans' racist displays in the past few years.

In the European Champions League last season, chants by Sparta fans against dark-skinned players with Ajax Amsterdam and Swiss club FC Thun cost the club 2 million Kč in fines to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

UEFA then ordered Sparta to close a major part of the Toyota Arena for a Champions League game against Arsenal, the team of French striker Thierry Henry and several other black players. It was the first time that Sparta fans' racism had resulted in such a move, and it cost the team millions of crowns in revenue.

This behavior has been a problem at Czech stadiums since the mid-1990s, when Kennedy Chihuri of Zimbabwe joined former top-division club Viktoria Žižkov and became the league's first black player.

Hooligans, especially Sparta fans, frequently threw bananas at him and poured beer on him.

Brazilian striker Adauto, who played for Sparta's cross-town rival Slavia until last season, also got an earful from Sparta fans, which helped push him out of the league.

"There is racism in Brazil, but the level of racism in the Czech league made me want to go home almost as soon as I got here," Adauto said.

Racist comments allegedly caused a post-game altercation between Sparta team trainer Eduard Poustka and Teplice's black defender, Patrice Abanda, of Cameroon, last year. Abanda claims he was provoked into attempting to physically attack Pouska when the trainer asked him "Why do you foul so much, you black boy?"

Dark-skinned players aren't the only target of rowdy Gambrinus liga fans.

Throughout the league, Slavia Praha faces chants of "Jude Slavia," a nonsensical anti-Jewish epithet. Slavia has no historical connection to Judaism.

Last February, supporters of Gambrinus liga's FK Most protested against signing three black players by waving a banner that said, "Nejsme cizinecká legie" ("We're no foreign legion"). The "S" on the banner was shaped like the lightning-bolt letters of the Nazi Schutzstaffel, or SS.

Standing ovations

Sparta's Přibyl also holds regular meetings with fans in which he discourages them from racist behavior.

"We hope that this could work better than a threat of sanctions," Přibyl said.

The club monitors fan behavior in the stands with closed-circuit cameras during the home games and reports incidents to the police.

A new law and new league regulations could help curb the problem, too.

Hooligans could end up behind bars for up to three years and receive a lifetime ban from sporting events, thanks to a law that took effect Oct. 1.

Also, the Czech Football Association (ČMFS) agreed to follow anti-racist sanctions set last spring by the game's world governing body, FIFA.

FIFA announced the measures this March that penalize clubs whose supporters commit "acts of racism or discrimination in football." Punishments range from match suspensions and point deductions to elimination from competitions.

"The first such disturbance [from the stands] could bring about a deduction of three points, and should it occur repeatedly, we could even disqualify a club from the competition," ČMFS General Secretary Petr Fousek said.

Sparta hopes that signing Sylvestre will help bring a happy end to the team's dark history. There are some signs that things could be headed that way.

"Now, it is not that rare for Sylvestre to receive a standing ovation when he has a good game," Přibyl said.

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Glasgow Rangers - Maccabi Haifa - 02/11/2006

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Ibrox: Fan invaded pitch

4 Nov 2006

Pitch protester gets banning order

A hospital worker accused of invading the pitch and shouting sectarian abuse at fans has been banned from every football ground in the UK.

Sean Gallagher, 21, appeared in court accused of running on to the pitch during Thursday night's UEFA Cup tie between Rangers and Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.

He was allegedly wearing a Palestinian flag around his shoulders and a T-shirt with a picture of the Pope.

It is also alleged he shouted sectarian slogans at Rangers fans, causing anger among the crowd.

Gallagher, of Carnarvon Street, Glasgow, who works as an administrator at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday.

He was accused of breach of the peace, aggravated by racial and religious prejudice and of resisting arrest.

Gallagher denied both charges and was given bail until a further hearing in February next year.

Procurator fiscal depute Issma Sultan said Gallagher's alleged action had sparked significant disruption among the crowd at the match.

She said: "This was an alleged breach of the peace at a football match screened live on television.

"The alleged incident caused significant disruption in that many of the crowd responded as he was being escorted away."

Defence lawyer Ross Yuill said: "There's a political background in relation to this matter as opposed to a football-related background.

"This is not related to football."

Sheriff Bill Totten agreed to release Gallagher on bail, on the condition he does not attend any football match in the UK until his next court appearance.

He will next appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court for an intermediate hearing on February 23 next year.

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Fighting hooliganism all week long - 03/12/2006

Source : The Copenhagen Post

An increase in the number of hooligans has police in Copenhagen looking to stop football violence before it reaches the street.

Stealing a page out of the playbook used to combat organised crime, the Copenhagen police department is changing the tactics it uses to fight hooliganism.

Current police strategy concentrates on game day efforts to stop the violent conflicts between groups of young men associated with football clubs. The new strategy will have police investigating hooligan groups well before they pull on their football jerseys Sunday mornings.

'Investigation and our efforts on the street need to go hand in hand,' chief inspector Per Larsen told Berlingske Tidende newspaper. 'The deeper we penetrate hooligan culture, the more control we gain over them, and the more we can relax our preventative efforts. Our goal is to stop hooligans before they turn to violence.'

Police already use surveillance techniques during matches - intercepting text messages and following carloads of hooligans looking for a place to rumble. Such methods will now become a part of their on-going investigations.

According to Larsen the new tactics also include relying on good policing skills.

'We aren't blessed with revelations. We go out and talk with a lot of people and we generally hear about something or other. Then it's just a matter of gathering as much information as possible and letting people know we're on to them. My bet is that once we let them know we know who they are, they will simmer down.'

The presence of armies of police in riot gear outside football stadiums has been blamed for being a catalyst of fan violence. Kristian Rasmussen, author of 'Homo Fanaticus', a book about hooliganism in Denmark, said the diminished confrontational strategy from police would result in a less tense atmosphere before and after matches.

'They have already taken a more reserved approach,' he said. 'That shows they are willing to listen.'

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Police plea for 'friendly' match (Yeovil and Bristol ) - 01/11/2006

Source: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are aiming for a safe and enjoyable local derby match between Yeovil and Bristol City on the weekend.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Yeovil Town Football Club work closely together to ensure that Huish Park is an enjoyable and safe place to watch football.

Inspector Mike Edwards said: "The supporters are a credit to themselves and to the area and there is always a warm welcome for visitors.

"The club has an enviable reputation as a family club, which is wholly deserved. We hope that Saturday will provide excellent entertainment for all supporters in a friendly atmosphere.

"In order to maintain this pleasant environment for the benefit of all, the club expects a reasonable standard of behaviour from those attending. ANY supporter subject to a ban from ANY club is not welcome and will be refused entry to Huish Park. If they are found inside the stadium they will be removed.

"There will be officers from Bristol working with Yeovil police to assist in the identification of known troublemakers.

"The club also rigorously enforces the law in respect of alcohol and anyone attempting to enter the ground whilst drunk will be refused and may render themselves liable to arrest. Where offences are committed, we will robustly pursue Football Banning Orders."

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Brawling at tomb of Juan Peron puts Argentina's violent fans in spotlight - 01/11/2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Violent fans clashing with riot police are practically routine in Argentina's soccer stadiums, but when supporters of a local club joined in a brawl during the reburial of former strongman Juan Peron, authorities declared enough was enough.

The government and soccer regulatory officials are calling for rowdy fans to be barred from stadiums and seeking new laws to crack down on fan violence that has cast a pall over the South American nation's overriding passion.

Growing concern over stadium violence took on a fresh urgency last month when bricks, bottles and bullets flew during a ceremony that was supposed to be a huge display of official affection for Peron, the caudillo who radically reshaped Argentina's economic and political life and who died in 1974.

Supporters of Buenos Aires soccer team Estudiantes de La Plata allegedly joined the brawl between rival labor groups on the leafy grounds of Peron's former weekend estate. They trashed the neatly manicured lawns around his $1.1 million (€860,000) pantheon in the farming community of San Vicente in the fight that resulted in injuries to 186 people and the arrests of 277.

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Soccer: Fairy-tale endings restore some magic Olympics: Qatar plans to bid for 2016 Games Cricket: ICC praises ban for Pakistani bowlersThe episode drew international attention to Argentina's so-called "barrabravas" — the Argentine slang for violent soccer fans — and convinced many locals that the groups had simply gotten out of hand.

Argentina's first-division Apertura league season already was tarnished by bouts of violence, a scandal of a club president allegedly threatening a referee and growing questions about how to keep peaceful fans safe in raucous stadiums.

Four games have been suspended this season amid near weekly scenes of violent fans battling riot police. While the violence has generally been small in scale, many fear a worrisome shadow is befalling Argentina's national pastime.

"There is no other way to get a handle on this violence than removing those responsible for the conflicts from the stadiums," Interior Minister Anibal Fernandez said recently.

As Fernandez sees it, Argentina's laws on regulating rowdy fans are too weak.

The issue is key in a South American country passionate about soccer. Here fan loyalties with clubs are a cradle-to-grave obsession involving two league seasons each year, two major Latin American team championships, and the World Cup once every four years.

Fernandez exhorted lawmakers to join President Nestor Kirchner in securing get-tough legislation that "gets to the bottom of the problem" — pledging the government will present Congress with proposals by year's end for eradicating fan violence.

But so far many of Argentina's first-division clubs can't even agree on what needs to be done.

In Buenos Aires province, home to a quarter of Argentina's 38 million people and several top clubs, authorities have attempted to impose new rules reserving the "right of admission" — a means of blocking identified barrabravas from stadiums.

But the proposal to keep undesirable fans out is now mired in bickering and court wrangling after a recent attempt to keep one prominent "barrabrava" fan from attending a game.

The match featuring Apertura season front-runner Boca Juniors — one of South America's most famous teams — had to be postponed due to threats of lawsuits after executives from Racing Club, a rival just outside the capital in Buenos Aires province, sought to bar Boca barrabrava leader Rafael Di Zeo from attending the game.

The Boca-Racing match was rescheduled and although Di Zeo said he had decided not to attend, he said he would do all in his power to to challenge the legality of the measure.

Besides, he said, Boca's rowdy fans are "not a bunch of schoolgirls."

All top squads have well-recognized "barrabrava" fan groups whose antics frequently make headlines and cause incidents.

River Plate, the other famous Buenos Aires powerhouse, was struggling through a losing streak earlier in the Apertura season when players had an apparent run-in with some of their own irate fans in August. After a stinging 3-1 loss to Racing Club that day, River players returned to their stadium parking lot to find their tires slashed.

Immediately suspicions focused on River barrabravas allegedly upset over River's losses — thought that was denied by the fans. River has since turned around its fortunes, fighting with Boca and others for the Apertura lead.

Even airports are not exempt.

Nine Lanus fans were detained and two police officers injured in a September brawl that reportedly spilled from the luggage rack at Ezeinza international airport onto the tarmac. The fans had just returned on a pre-dawn flight from a scoreless draw by their squad against Corinthians of Brazil. Police said fists flew after the fans got off the plane and argued with customs officials about whether luggage containing Lanus shirts and flags had to be inspected.

"The violence of the barrabravas knows no limits," said Mario Gallina, a head of sporting security in Buenos Aires province.

As a referee in 1998, he needed 13 stitches to close a gash to the head after been hit by a rock during a match.

Years later, he said he still doesn't see the political will coming together to curb the violence: "One doesn't see any help coming from the justice system or the sporting world or anywhere else."

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U21 brawl highlights football violence - 02/11/2006

Source: Laois Nationalist

THE spotlight this week is firmly on Laois football after a violent fracas at the under 21 football championship quarter final between The Heath Gaels and Ballylinan Glenmore saw three players red carded, a player allegedly struck by a spectator and the game almost abandoned after the Arles Parish side walked off the field for a period.

While Laois hurling has been under scrutiny after incidents in successive years between Camross and Castletown, those two clubs must now be wondering why there seems to be a difference in the attitude to violent conduct in the two codes in the GAA.

It seems that thuggery is not confined to hurling after this episode which was only one of many similar disgraceful outbursts in Laois in 2006 alone.

In the opening round of the senior football championship, Graiguecullen player Danny Doogue had his jaw broken after his side’s game with Ballylinan after an altercation with a linesman who also was subjected to a vicious assault after the game.

Some weeks after at Crettyard there was further violence at the end of a junior football game in the car park of the grounds. The GAC did hand out heavy suspensions and fines in the aftermath of those games.

In the opening round of the under 21 football championship referee Pat Moran came in for verbal and physical abuse after he had sent off a player for headbutting an opponent.

Earlier in the junior football championship referee Eddie Kinsella was accosted by a Rock player and had to run for cover at the end of their drawn game against O’Dempsey’s.

Two weeks ago the minor football final was marred by an ugly out-burst with punches freely traded and with a player kicked on the ground. Two players got straight red cards.

Then last Saturday, what had always been a potentially volatile game between The Heath Gaels and Ballylinan Glenmore, brought the game down to a low level after a dis-graceful and disturbing outbreak of fighting with fists and boots used with abandon.

A year ago these same teams met in the minor football final and a number of players failed to finish the game at the full time whistle and flailed into each other.

Then a few weeks later when the sides met in the under 21 football championship they renewed rivalry and the game at Timahoe was marred by nasty incidents throughout. The referee, Jason Conroy, in that game got so much abuse that he hasn’t refereed since.

This year the GAC in its wisdom decided to run the minor and under 21 championships at the home ground of one of the teams up to the semi final stages. While the minor football passed off relatively free the under 21 was always going to be more difficult to police particularly at a venue that did not have the spectators outside a fence.

The Heath hosted the replay of the their game against Portarlington Emo and it was totally trouble free even if it attracted a huge crowd that were probably expecting some thing more than pure football.

With the recent bad blood between The Heath Gaels and Ballylinan Glenmore questions are now being asked as to why the game was allowed go ahead at the open ground on the Heath. Certainly the club did all it could to hold the game.

It provided a rope at the clubhouse side and a number of its own members wearing fluorescent bibs patrolled the line inside but they could not stop the incident that marred the game.

On this occasion I had a close up view as I was right in the middle as players crashed into where I was taking notes outside the rope.

As it transpired the crowd did not encroach on the pitch but the players brought the battle over the rope and into the midst of the spectators outside it. There was little that anyone could do to prevent players with violent intent in their eyes as they ploughed into each other.

To be fair most of the spectators, myself included, tried in vain to stop the players from tearing into each other. It might be easier to halt pit bull terriers. Unfortunately a few misguided individuals, and they were only a few, decided to have a dig at people who were trying to quell the outbreak and to sneak a few blows at play-ers who were ‘occupied’ with each other. Others added to the fire with vicious and uncalled for verbal taunts.

In the midst were very young children but alas some of their parents were more interested in getting involved and using bad language than protecting their offspring.

When calm was restored referee Peter O’Neill sent off county players Donie Brennan and Kevin Meaney from Ballylinan Glenmore and Kieran Delaney from The Heath Gaels, all of them having received earlier yellow cards. In truth he could have brandished a half dozen straight red cards to others who were guilty of striking offences.

Brennan and Arles Killeen officials were adamant that he had been struck during the altercation by a spectator and the entire Ballylinan Glen-more team were taken from the pitch and retired to the dressing room. The referee obtained the name of the spectator alleged to have struck Brennan.

There were suggestions from team officials that they were not resuming the game that still had 10 minutes to be played but they were given three minutes to do so by the referee and eventually the game restarted.

Some 43 minutes after the second half had commenced the referee sounded the final whistle with the home team winning by two points.

There is no doubt but that The Heath club are not to blame for the incidents that happened but the involvement of spectators could have been avoided had the game been played in Ratheniska for instance. Certainly in the future no championship game should be fixed for any venue that has not an enclosed playing area.

Secondly it is vital to have neutral umpires and linesmen for championship games and with only three games being played in the county on Saturday evening this should have been possible.

The most worrying aspect of the breakdown in discipline, however, is the attitude of the players themselves to referees but more importantly to their opponents. The level of abuse and the depths that players will stoop to abuse and incite their opponents is despicable.

Nothing is sacred and it seems that some players will stop at nothing to verbally intimidate their opponents often with the blessing of team managers.

How players, many of whom have been team mates for many years on county teams, can then turn around and behave in such a manner defies belief and having done so that they expect friend-ship and respect from them and supporters in the future.

They certainly are not the role models that we would like to think they are at both club and county level.

It is surely time to call a halt!

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South America tries to sweep violence under the carpet - 03/11/2006

Source: Reuters

Barely a week goes by without at least one game somewhere in South America being stopped by crowd violence.

Last weekend, a pitch invasion brought a premature end to a promotion play-off in Bolivia, while a first division match in Venezuela was abandoned because of a crowd riot.

Yet, the authorities seem to have adopted the tactic of pretending it is not there and hoping it will go away.

The standard response to crowd violence has been to finish the game later, when everyone has forgotten about it, or simply let the result stand.

The example has come from the top in the South American Football Confederation (CSF).

This year, two games in the Libertadores Cup -- the South American equivalent of the Champions League and the CSF's showpiece tournament -- have failed to finish because of crowd trouble.

On both occasions, the CSF, helped by the fact that it was supporters of the losing team who caused the trouble, decided that the result should stand and the matter should end there.

Two weeks ago, however, the CSF were faced with a less clearcut situation when the Copa Sudamericana quarter-final first leg between Colo Colo and Gimnasia-La Plata in Santiago was halted.

Play was abandoned in the 86th minute when Gimnasia's Nicolas Cabrera was hit by a lump of concrete thrown from where the Colo Colo fans were standing.

As the Argentines had already made three substitutions and Cabrera could not carry on, the referee had no choice but to stop the game.

Bizarrely, Colo Colo were winning 4-1 at the time and appeared to fear the worst as Gimnasia said they should be awarded a win.

"One idiot has thrown all our good work down the drain," said coach Claudio Borghi.

Allowing the score to stand did not seem to be an option this time.

After all, Gimnasia had been on the attack when Cabrera was struck and a second away goal would have given the tie a new complexion.

PREDICTABLE GAME

The CSF, however, apparently decided that football is a predictable game, that Gimnasia probably would not have scored -- and upheld Colo Colo's 4-1 win.

Colo Colo, who went on to win the second leg 2-0, were hit with a two-match international ban for their Monumental stadium.

But, as they can simply relocate to the nearby National Stadium where they will be backed by a fervent 60,000 crowd for their semi-finals, it was nothing more than a symbolic punishment.

The CSF's leniency has been followed around the continent.

Five first division matches have been interrupted by crowd trouble in Argentina this year, yet no serious punishments have been meted out.

In Ecuador, Barcelona nearly benefitted from the appalling behaviour of their fans during a derby away to Emelec earlier this year.

After Emelec went 3-0 ahead early in the second half of the Guayaquil derby, Barcelona fans vandalised the toilets, threw pieces of wash basins onto the pitch then ransacked commentary boxes forcing radio reporters to flee.

Play was abandoned but the Ecuadorean federation simply decided the match should be completed the next day behind closed doors.

When the match re-started, Emelec had three players sent off, Barcelona pulled two goals back and came within a whisker of forcing an unlikely draw.

TOUGHER LINE

Brazil is one country which has taken a tougher line.

A series of missile-throwing incidents prompted the disciplinary tribunal to hand down heavier punishments in which teams are forced to play at least 200 kilometres from home and behind closed doors.

Gremio were given a hefty eight-match ban after their fans burned portable toilets and threw them into the moat around the field during a derby away to Internacional in July.

Although this was later reduced to three games, the loss of revenue was still a hefty blow to the Porto Alegre club.

The most encouraging example, however, comes from Bolivia, which is usually considered a lightweight in South American soccer.

The Bolivian federation are pressing for an 18-month home ban for Tarija-based club Ciclon, after their fans invaded the pitch and attacked the players of visiting Destroyers in last Sunday's promotion playoffs.

Ciclon directors could also face bans of six months to three years and any fan found to be involved could face a life ban from any Bolivian stadium.

The final decision lies with the disciplinary tribunal but, if such punishments are meted out, it would be an example Bolivia's bigger neighbours might do well to follow.

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Looking for trouble at Chile's football classic - 05/11/2006

Source: Santiago Times


(Ed. Note: The media build-up to the clash between Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile was massive and anxious, as both teams have thousands of supporters with many hooligans among them. The Santiago Times sent an intrepid reporter to see what went on in the stands.)

The queue of journalists waiting to enter Monumental Stadium, home ground of Chile’s famous Colo Colo football team, suddenly comes to a stop.

A man is trying to get into the game with a fake press card. As an official sends him away, the man raises his voice, arguing that he is misunderstood. There is nothing to the confrontation really, but several camera crews and a bunch of press photographers are making the most of it. A fight, any fight, please, guys!

This is the long-expected and almost certainly violent clash between some of Chile’s most infamous hooligans—Colo Colo versus Universidad de Chile, the place to be if you are looking for an excuse to pick a fight or are in the media hoping for something bloody to report.

Let’s face it. There is no better story than hundreds of silly civilians fighting in the street over nothing of consequence with, we can hope, no one getting seriously hurt. Analysis and speculation about whether fans will or will not fight have filled Chile’s media for weeks.

It is the first match between the two teams to take place in Monumental Stadium in three years. Since an incident in 2003—pieces of concrete thrown from the Colo Colo section hit a U Chile player—the two teams haven’t been allowed to play on this ground. Too dangerous.

Inside the stadium, fans from U Chile and Colo Colo are seated as far apart as possible. Riot police dressed magnificently are present throughout the stadium.

“Chi, Chi, Chi – Le, Le, Le – Colo Colo de Chile,” thousands of white jersey-dressed supporters scream. They obviously outnumber the U Chile fans.

A really fat man standing two rows from the press lounge lifts his right middle finger in direction of the U Chile fans. His son, around six years old, gazes at him with eyes full of admiration.

The two teams enter the ground, guarded by police, carrying a banner reading: “Football is my passion – say no to violence.” Thousands of Colo Colo fans greet them with an Indian war cry, remnant of the valiant fight put up by the indigenous Mapuche Indians against the Spanish and later adopted as Colo Colo’s own.

An older woman wearing thick glasses screams a few words impossible to understand if you are not a Colo Colo supporter, and immediately the entire Colo Colo section at Monumental joins her in a fight song.

In the game, U Chile has trouble keeping up with Colo Colo. In the stands, blue-jersey fans from U Chile take their anger out the seats and fences.

Riot police take control of the U Chile fan section, beating people with their clubs, a spectacle very much enjoyed in the Colo Colo section.

Towards the end of the second half, pieces of concrete are thrown from the U Chile stands, forcing the Colo Colo goalkeeper to move to the outer perimeter of the box. A cameraman filming from beside the goal is hit in the head by a cement brick and falls down on his tripod. A few minutes later, the man is filming once again, with a bandage on his head.

When the game ends, disappointed U Chile supporters leave the stadium quickly while Colo Colo fans celebrate.

Outside Monumental, an impressive amount of photographers and camera crews wait for the anticipated clash. But there is no sign of the U Chile fans, and Colo Colo supporters, singing and waving flags, don’t look eager to engage a fight.

A minivan from national broadcaster TVN is slowly accompanying the thousands of fans towards the Metro station, with three disappointed reporters studying the crowd.

Excellent game, by the way. Final score: Colo Colo 4, U Chile 2.

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A few scuffles erupted prior to the game outside the stadium when a group of fans fought with police forces.
A few people were injured.

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Rangers facing UEFA fine following pitch invasion - 03/11/2006

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Rangers are facing a fine from UEFA following last night's pitch invasion by a political protestor during their 2-0 victory over Maccabi Haifa.

The man sprinted across the pitch wearing a Palestinian flag as a cape and a t-shirt depicting the Pope, before attempting to handcuff himself to the goalposts, in what is believed to be a protest against the visiting Israeli side.

The invasion sparked an angry response from both sets of fans, with the travelling support defiantly waving Israeli flags as the man struggled with stewards and police.

The game was delayed for several minutes in the second half whilst the protestor was removed.

The incident has been recorded in the match report that has arrived at UEFA headquarters.

A UEFA spokesman confirmed: 'This incident has indeed been mentioned in the report, meaning a disciplinary case will be opened.

'A meeting of the disciplinary committee will take place on December 7. A fine would be the likely punishment.'

The irony of Rangers being fined for a Palestinian activist's actions is unlikely to be lost on Gers fans, or their Old Firm rivals Celtic.

The mutual animosity between the two clubs, steeped in ancient religious divisions between the Protestant and Catholic communities in Glasgow, took a surreal twist four years ago.

Celtic supporters began waving Palestinian flags at games as an expression of solidarity against what they view as imperialism, a subject closely linked to their affiliation with the Catholic community in Northern Ireland.

Rangers fans soon responded with Israeli flags at derby matches, illustrating the tribal nature of Old Firm clashes.

Strathclyde Police in Glasgow said a 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with an incident at Ibrox Stadium. He is expected to appear today at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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Milan AC - RSC Anderlecht - 01/11/2006

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Three Maltese fans hurt in Milan

Three Maltese fans who were in Milan to see AC Milan play Anderlecht in the Champions League last Wednesday went through some horrific moments when they found themselves in the midst of a crowd of Anderlecht supporters, most of them drunk, in Piazza Duomo.

The Belgian fans began insulting the three Maltese and hurling things, including beer cans, at them, but the men escaped by running into the nearby Metro station.

Later on, Italian police arrested an Anderlecht fan who was identified by the particular top he was wearing, which carried the slogan “Pride of Belgium since 1908”.

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Basketball fans damage cars in overnight clashes in Greece - 05/11/2006

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About 30 parked cars were damaged during overnight clashes between basketball fans in Athens, authorities said Sunday.

The riots began after a basketball match when unknown assailants hurled rocks and firebombs at a group of Olympiakos fans late Saturday at a train station in northern Athens, police said.

Greek media speculated that the assailants were Panathinaikos supporters.

The clashes continued outside the station, with rioters damaging at least 30 parked cars. No one was injured or arrested, police said

The riots occurred before Sunday's traditional soccer derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos.

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Cassino - Vigor Lamezia - 05/11/2006

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Seven policemen were injured during clashes who occured at the end of the game with Lamezia fans who tried to reach their rivals from Cassino.

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Atalanta Bergamo - AC Milan - 05/11/2006

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A Milan female supporter was injured at her head after she was assaulted by policemen.
It happened prior to the game when first scuffles erupted at the Milan fans arriving.
Police forces tried to stopped a group of 150 locals who tried to reach their rivals.
At the end of the game, Milan fans also caused scuffles with police forces.

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Pavia - Cremonese - 03/11/2006

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Fifteen Cremonese fans were deported to the police station.

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Talavera - Rayo Vallecano - Cup - 05/11/2006

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About 30 Rayo Vallecano fans, armed with bricks, batons, firecrackers and an axe, and with masked faces totally destroyed a pub were 'normal' people and local fans were.

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Aris Saloniki - AEK Athens - 05/11/2006

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While AEK fans celebrated there was an unfortunate incident when one irate Aris supporter overbalanced while shouting at the referee and fell some three metres from the stand to the ground.

The referee stopped the game while medical staff helped the man, who was shaken but appeared not to be suffering any serious injury, off the field for treatment.

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1. FC Dynamo Dresden - 1. FC Union Berlin - 05/11/2006

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Record police force stops Dynamo Dresden fans from rampaging again

BERLIN: Police claimed success in stopping Dynamo Dresden's notorious fans from rampaging again at a soccer match on Sunday.

Dresden used 1,100 officers from several German states — a record for a third-division match — to control the 20,000 spectators Saturday at a match between Dynamo Dresden and visiting Union Berlin.

Trouble was expected after Dynamo supporters injured 23 police officer last weekend. Supporters of the rival clubs have a fierce rivalry dating back to their days when they were among the most successful in the former East Germany.

"Our concept worked — we put the emphasis on defusing the situation and separating the supporters of the two clubs," said Uwe Goebel, who headed the police force.

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A choice for Berlin: Old world or new? NFL: Baltimore wins on turnovers Marathon: Brazilian triumphs in New York debutLast weekend, 500 Berlin police officers wielding batons and pepper spray prevented Dresden fans from storming the field during a match against Hertha Berlin II. Four policemen were hospitalized among 23 injured.

"It was important for us to show that its possible for Dynamo Dresden to have a match without violence — I'm very happy at the way it went," Dynamo Dresden business manager Volkmar Koester said.

Arrests were limited to four people, with 14 expelled from Dresden's stadium. Twenty were cited for offenses ranging from attempted bodily harm to wearing neo-nazi symbols.

Germany hosted a calm World Cup in June, one reason many have been shocked by the escalating soccer violence since the July 9 final.

Worst hit by trouble is the economically depressed former East Germany, an area struggling to adapt to the free market since the country's 1990 unification.

The area's top clubs have plunged into the lower leagues and can't afford good security. Violence is common, although, until recently, rarely reported in the national media.

"I find it sad that hooligans associated with my former club, Dynamo Dresden, have struck again," said Matthias Sammer, 1996 European Player of the Year. "In the east especially, the lack of opportunity has driven many young people to violence."

Experts have also warned about an upswing in far-right sympathizers among German supporters, especially in East Germany. Anti-Semitic chants were heard from the Dresden supporters as they rampaged last weekend.

Far-right parties have won seats in three East German states in recent years.

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CSKA Moscow - Zenit St Petersburg - 05/11/2006

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Eighty-one people were detained during a Sunday soccer game between CSKA (Moscow) and Zenit (St. Petersburg), deputy spokesman for the Moscow city police department Yevgeny Gildeyev told Itar-Tass.

He said 14 were detained for petty hooliganism, while the rest for public drunkenness. “On the whole, the game watched by about 20,000 was quiet, and no serious incidents happened,” he said.

More than 2,000 police officers and Interior Ministry servicemen provided for law and order during the game. Some 250 OMON servicemen were on the standby.

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Witnesses to derby night violence wanted - 07/11/2006

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POLICE have appealed for witnesses to come forward after violence erupted during Coventry City's match with Birmingham City at the Ricoh Arena.
Trouble started at half-time in the concourse of the Arena's NTL stand. A police spokesman said approximately 40 to 50 people were involved in the fighting, and a number of innocent fans were caught up in the violence.
Eleven fans were arrested at the Arena during the match for various offences ranging from public disorder to violent disorder. Seven were later charged, two received reprimands, one was bailed pending further enquiries while the other was released without charge.
Police have now started studying CCTV footage at the Arena in a bid to identify the fans involved in the trouble.

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Undercover officers to track football thugs ahead of derby - 08/11/2006

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UNDERCOVER police are set to track suspected football casuals across Edinburgh in a bid to stamp out violence around tonight's derby clash.

The team of officers have been tasked with trailing Hibs and Hearts supporters in pubs and streets across the city.

The clampdown is part of the biggest policing operation planned for a derby game in the Capital in more than five years.

It follows violence between rival gangs of casuals after the 2-2 draw last month, where fighting erupted in Lothian Road and Fountain Park.

Police chiefs described the scenes as the "worst" football-related violence in 20 years. Now they have assigned 100 officers to handle tonight's match at Easter Road, which kicks off at 7.45pm, and its aftermath.

The move represents a 30 per increase on the usual police presence deployed for the clubs' clashes. Uniformed and undercover officers will continue to patrol the city until the early hours of tomorrow morning to curb any disorder. Licensees from pubs which could prove potential flashpoints have been asked to alert police if suspected thugs enter their premises.

Some officers will be armed with camcorders to capture hooligans on film in tactics first developed during the G8 protests in Edinburgh in 2004. Council CCTV operators will work with police to track the movements of troublemakers.

Detective Sergeant Steven Amabile, who will co-ordinate the massive operation from Gayfield Square police station, said: "Our net will be spread wide, from Easter Road to Gorgie, covering the city centre. But with the resources we have at our disposal, we'll be able to deal with any problems.

"We're expecting minimum disruption at the game, but we're prepared for any eventuality. Contingency plans are in place to cope, with a high-profile police presence at both the game and in central Edinburgh afterwards."

The police operation began at 9am this morning, with undercover officers sent out into the city to gauge the potential for trouble.

They were set to visit pubs and other venues throughout the day to gather intelligence on any thugs planning to take part in fighting.

DS Amabile added: "We've been talking to licensees to get them on board, as well as the city's licensing board. Plain-clothed officers will be visiting these establishments.

"I don't want to speculate about any pubs where there could be problems, but we have the resources to cover the whole city centre."

Around 60 hooligans fought running battles after the Edinburgh derby on October 15, with police making 14 arrests. In one incident outside the Uluru bar in Lothian Road, the pub's front window was smashed after a thug hurled a traffic cone through the glass. A gang of Hearts casuals had descended on the bar after learning that rival Hibs hooligans were drinking inside.

The gangs also clashed around the Fountain Bar in Fountainbridge. Hooligans hurled rubbish bins and traffic signs during some of the battles as police officers tried to keep the factions apart. A special police task force, codenamed Operation Agile, was set up to trace the casuals involved in violent clashes using CCTV images of the chaotic scenes.

DS Amabile said the team were still gathering intelligence before making their first arrest, but were making "significant progress" in identifying the thugs.

Dawn raids are expected to be used against the thugs once they are picked out from video footage. Senior officers are also working with both Hibs and Hearts ahead of tonight's game, which is a must-win for both teams.

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