The Other Side of Soccer: Our Idiots are Tougher than Your Idiots

I guess I don’t give this side of soccer much attention, because it tends not to be an issue here in the States, but perhaps it’s an inevitable consequence of soccer’s global emergence.

Or, just another example of the increased idiocy level of people in groups.

Crew-West Ham United friendly marred by brawl between fans

Security guards hold back fans after a fight broke out at an exhibition match between MLS' Columbus Crew and English Premier League side West Ham United.

Security guards hold back fans after a fight broke out at an exhibition match between MLS' Columbus Crew and English Premier League side West Ham United.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 responses to “The Other Side of Soccer: Our Idiots are Tougher than Your Idiots

  1. Hornchurch hammer

    Can’t even be bothered to make up a story about this then?
    Football has been global for well over 70 years, unlike the American “World Series” !!

    I find it incredible that one US citizen who supports West Ham being arrested is a major story in your backwater.

  2. Your point about my use of the word “global” in this context is well taken. I should rather have referred to global, i.e., non-US, soccer becoming more popular here in the States.

    As to your second point, it wasn’t actually. Interestingly though, somehow a lot of Hammers fans interpreted coverage of the dust-up as criticism of Hammers fans at the game. I didn’t get that impression watching the game or reading the general press coverage.

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