History Main / FootballHooligans

20th Aug '17 5:53:14 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** The city of UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} is notorious for having some of the nation's most vicious fans, in any sport. Its football team, the Eagles, has probably the worst of the bunch; the basement of the old Veterans Stadium had a fully-functional branch of the Philadelphia Municipal Court (known unofficially as "Eagles Court"), where brawlers could be charged right away. The worst of them congregated in the Vet's "700 Level", which Wiki/TheOtherWiki describes as being known for "hostile taunting, fighting, public urination, and [[CityOfWeirdos general strangeness]]." British observers have called Philly "the American Millwall". The most infamous incident is when the fans [[http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/philadelphia.asp booed Santa and threw snowballs at him]] -- although this happened in TheSixties, it's still brought up when unruly Philly fans are mentioned. [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-november-2-2009/clash-of-the-cretins This clip]] from ''Series/TheDailyShow'' makes fun of Philly's general reputation.
** UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} is a close second in the country for sports hooliganism, and with the New England Patriots' run of success in recent decades, their celebrations have turned more and more violent; cars get turned upside-down and set on fire, and at least one person was killed in Boston at one such riot.
** The Raiders have bounced around the West over the years (started in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles, moved back to Oakland, soon to move to Las Vegas), but wherever they go, their fans (collectively known as the "Raider Nation") have a particular reputation for thuggishness. In L.A. in particular, the team's distinctive silver and black colors are associated with gang violence, and Raider fans have been known to follow their team to nearby stadiums in places like San Diego, Anaheim, and San Francisco (leading to special precautions in those places).

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** The city of UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} is notorious for having some of the nation's most vicious fans, fans in any sport. Its sport, but its football team, the Eagles, has probably the worst of the bunch; the bunch. The basement of the old Veterans Stadium had a fully-functional branch of the Philadelphia Municipal Court (known unofficially as "Eagles Court"), where brawlers could be charged right away. The worst of them congregated in the Vet's "700 Level", which Wiki/TheOtherWiki describes as being known for "hostile taunting, fighting, public urination, and [[CityOfWeirdos general strangeness]]." British observers have Steven Wells, writing for ''The Guardian'', called Philly Philadelphia [[https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2005/dec/07/ussport.football "the American Millwall". NFL's equivalent of Millwall."]] The most infamous incident is when the fans [[http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/philadelphia.asp booed Santa and threw snowballs at him]] -- although this happened in TheSixties, it's still brought up when unruly Philly fans are mentioned. [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-november-2-2009/clash-of-the-cretins This clip]] from ''Series/TheDailyShow'' makes fun of Philly's general reputation.
** UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} is a close second in the country for sports hooliganism, and with the New England Patriots' run of success in recent decades, their celebrations have turned more and more violent; cars violent. Cars get turned upside-down and set on fire, and at least one person was killed in Boston at one such riot.
** The Raiders have bounced around the West over the years (started in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles, moved back to Oakland, soon to move to Las Vegas), but wherever they go, their fans (collectively known as the "Raider Nation") have a particular reputation for thuggishness. In L.A. in particular, the team's distinctive silver and black colors are associated with gang violence, and Raider fans have been known to follow their team to nearby stadiums in places like San Diego, Anaheim, and San Francisco (leading Francisco, leading to special precautions in those places).places.



** The Philadelphia Phillies are the usual culprit; one game in 2009 started with Philly fans shining laser pointers into the eyes of the opposing St. Louis Cardinals and ended with a Cardinals fan being [[DisproportionateRetribution fatally shot]].[[note]]Cardinals fans in particular tend to embody the "aw-shucks" baseball fan stereotype, calling themselves the "classiest fans in baseball", which annoys opponents [[HolierThanThou for reasons other than hooliganism]].[[/note]]
** The Boston Red Sox have similarly violent fans, especially when it comes to their hated rivals, the New York Yankees; at least one person was killed in a celebratory riot in Boston after the team made an improbable comeback to beat the Yankees.

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** The Philadelphia Phillies are the usual culprit; one culprit. One game in 2009 started with Philly fans shining laser pointers into the eyes of the opposing St. Louis Cardinals Cardinals, and ended with a Cardinals fan being [[DisproportionateRetribution fatally shot]].[[note]]Cardinals fans in particular tend to embody the "aw-shucks" baseball fan stereotype, calling themselves the "classiest fans in baseball", which annoys opponents [[HolierThanThou for reasons other than hooliganism]].[[/note]]
** The Boston Red Sox have similarly violent fans, especially when it comes to their hated rivals, the New York Yankees; at Yankees. At least one person was killed in a celebratory riot in Boston after the team made an improbable comeback to beat the Yankees. Yankees in the American League Championship Series in 2004.



* UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} violence in America tends to be defined by the "Malice at the Palace", a brawl between the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Pistons and Indiana Pacers in 2004. A Pistons fan threw a drink at the Pacers' Ron Artest, who chased him into the stands and started a fight between the players and fans. Artest and eight other players were suspended without pay for a total of 146 games, five of them were convicted of assault on top of it, and five fans received lifetime bans from Pistons home games.[[note]]Artest seems to have mellowed out somewhat since then and changed his name to "Metta World Peace".[[/note]] But other places have dealt with basketball violence too; colleges are notorious for setting fire to couches during "March Madness" (the big college basketball tournament), and the city of Chicago had some very violent celebrations when UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan and the Bulls started winning titles, to the point that Bulls players took to the airwaves basically begging the fans not to riot.

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco_Demolition_Night "Disco Demolition Night"]], the incident that marked the turning point in {{disco}} music becoming, well, DeaderThanDisco, started as a promotion by the UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} White Sox and local rock music DJ Steve Dahl. Patrons could gain admission to a double-header between the White Sox and the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Tigers for only 98 cents if they brought a disco record with them; between the two games, all of the vinyl thus collected would be [[BookBurning blown up in the middle of the field]]. A combination of anti-disco sentiment from the crowd and prodigious amounts of alcohol led to a riot when the demolition took place, with the White Sox forced to forfeit the second game of the night.
* UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} violence in America tends to be defined by the "Malice at the Palace", a brawl between the UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Pistons and Indiana Pacers in 2004. A Pistons fan threw a drink at the Pacers' Ron Artest, who chased him into the stands and started a fight between the players and fans. Artest and eight other players were suspended without pay for a total of 146 games, five of them were convicted of assault on top of it, and five fans received lifetime bans from Pistons home games.[[note]]Artest seems to have mellowed out somewhat since then and then, having even changed his name to "Metta World Peace".[[/note]] But other places have dealt with basketball violence too; colleges violence, too. Colleges are notorious for setting fire to couches during "March Madness" (the big college basketball tournament), and the city of Chicago had some very violent celebrations when UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan and the Bulls started winning titles, to the point that Bulls players took to the airwaves basically begging the fans not to riot.
20th Aug '17 5:21:38 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Film/{{Eurotrip}}'', two of the protagonists run into a Manchester United fan club (in London[[note]]Not failure to research but a subtle gag about English football culture: among fans of other teams it is often believed that all Man United fans don't live in Manchester and are shallow idiots who only like them because they're successful[[/note]]). The club is exaggeratedly violent, but the two of them manage to make a good impression (and convince them that they are United fans from the US), so the club welcomes them in and even gives them a ride to France for a match. [[spoiler:The club shows up again at the climax to help save the day]].

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* In ''Film/{{Eurotrip}}'', two of the protagonists run into a Manchester United fan club (in London[[note]]Not failure to research research, but a subtle gag about English football culture: among culture. Among fans of other teams teams, it is often believed that all most Man United fans don't actually live in Manchester Manchester, and are shallow idiots who only like them because they're successful[[/note]]).successful. Americans, picture stereotypes of the New York Yankees in UsefulNotes/{{baseball}} or the Dallas Cowboys in UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball.[[/note]]). The club is exaggeratedly violent, but the two of them manage to make a good impression (and convince them that they are United fans from the US), so the club welcomes them in and even gives them a ride to France for a match. [[spoiler:The club shows up again at the climax to help save the day]].day.]]
18th Aug '17 1:07:13 PM Andyroid
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* In ''VideoGame/AgentsOfMayhem'', the playable character Red Card is a German football fan who was recruited into MAYHEM after riling up a mob to stop a Legion attack on a championship game.
11th Aug '17 7:38:39 PM isoycrazy
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* In ''Series/NecessaryRoughness'' has the US football version. A fan of the opposing team the main character T.K. plays for confronts T.K. at a club in the season one finale, pissed his team lost. So the hooligan [[spoiler:shoots T.K. for leading his team to victory]].
8th Aug '17 5:03:01 AM WillBGood
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And pull police horses down\\

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And pull kick police horses down\\
5th Aug '17 4:36:00 AM WillBGood
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-->''What do you do on Saturdays, lads?''

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-->''What do you d'you do on Saturdays, '''Saturdays''', lads?''
5th Aug '17 4:33:56 AM WillBGood
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-->''What do you do on Sundays, lads?''

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-->''What do you do on Sundays, Saturdays, lads?''
5th Aug '17 4:29:32 AM WillBGood
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* A song in ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'' called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dzH0z1_-hY "Football"]] has some insane lyrics describing the phenomenon:
-->''I throw house bricks for the Arsenal\\
I chuck lead pipe for West Ham\\
I kick and maim for Chelsea\\
I kill for Tottenham\\
I drop bottles for United on the crowd from up above\\
Yes, football is the game that we all love''

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* A song in ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'' called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dzH0z1_-hY "Football"]] has some insane UpToEleven lyrics describing the phenomenon:
-->''I throw house bricks 'ack limbs off for Newcastle\\
I rape for Luton Town\\
For
the Arsenal\\
I chuck lead pipe for West Ham\\
I kick and maim for Chelsea\\
Rangers I kill for Tottenham\\
strangers\\
And pull police horses down\\
I drop bottles for United on the crowd from up above\\
set fire to referees 'oo let opponents score\\
Yes, football is the game that we all love''adore''
8th Jul '17 11:41:41 PM DRCEQ
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** In "Marge Gamer," Lisa joins a soccer team (with Homer as a ref) and "flops" her way to victory. When called out on it, she watches a documentary about flopping in a game in Brazil that caused a riot that lasted for ''23 years'' and was so severe, it was enough to make a statue of the Virgin Mary come to life and "beat the living snot out of everyone."

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** In "Marge Gamer," Lisa joins a soccer team (with Homer as a ref) and "flops" her way to victory. When called out on it, she watches a documentary about flopping in a flopping. The documentary detailed one game in Brazil that which caused a riot that lasted for ''23 years'' years''. Another game, in Brazil, and was so severe, it was enough to make a statue of the Virgin Mary come to life and "beat the living snot out of everyone."
2nd Jul '17 10:44:26 AM nombretomado
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* In Australia, ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' had a skit involving selling balaclavas and (fake) knuckledusters in club colors to [[RugbyLeague Canterbury Bulldogs]] fans.

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* In Australia, ''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything'' had a skit involving selling balaclavas and (fake) knuckledusters in club colors to [[RugbyLeague [[UsefulNotes/RugbyLeague Canterbury Bulldogs]] fans.
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