History Main / FootballHooligans

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.
1st Jul '17 2:59:38 PM nombretomado
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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 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.

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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 TheOtherWiki 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.
1st Jun '17 6:37:29 PM TheCuza
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* Glen Foster, a.k.a. "That Canadian Guy", has a bit about how an International Coalition of Gangsters [[EvilIsCool would be pretty cool]], listing off possible members as being TheMafia, GangBangers, TriadsAndTongs... and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers British soccer fans]].
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20th May '17 8:02:56 AM DarcyFoster
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*** It's not unknown for them to fight each other, as happened in 2001 before an away game at Bristol City. To quote the police report: "At 6.45pm the Millwall supporters were taken under escort towards the stadium. As they passed a public house, a group of 30-40 males came out and bottles and glasses were thrown and pub windows smashed. After a short while it became apparent that both groups were from Millwall and each thought the other were City supporters."
12th May '17 8:21:27 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', M's alibi for the murder of [[spoiler:Irene Adler]] is that he was doing time for a BarBrawl over the relative merits of Arsenal (his team) and Manchester United.

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* In ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', M's alibi for the murder of [[spoiler:Irene Adler]] is that he was doing time for a BarBrawl over the relative merits of Arsenal (his team) and Manchester United. Also, when Sherlock finally meets him, he sees M watching Arsenal and tells him that he now has one more reason to hate him.
11th May '17 9:55:31 PM AirofMystery
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* Bernard [[SuicideByCop tries to get beaten up]] by Millwall supporters in the pilot episode of ''Series/BlackBooks''.

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* Bernard [[SuicideByCop tries to get beaten up]] by Millwall supporters [[ASimplePlan to get out of doing his tax forms]] in the pilot episode of ''Series/BlackBooks''.
6th May '17 6:36:49 PM GoldenSeals
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An UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball supporter who arguably takes the "support" part more seriously than the football. Portrayals (and RealLife examples) tend to range along a sliding scale of criminal behaviour. Some are fans who've gotten drunk and found themselves in a BarBrawl, while others are organised "firms" -- gangs formed on the basis, not of ethnicity or home turf, but of the members' favoured team. Strongly associated with the UK, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_hooliganism as pointed out]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], prevalent all over the world -- even [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2005/dec/07/ussport.football within the US]], at least according to ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''. Hooliganism was so rife in 1980's England (for example, contributing to disasters like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_Disaster Heysel]]) that UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher formed a "war cabinet" to deal with the problem; in a bitter irony, measures put in place to stop it resulted in the tragedy at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Hillsborough]], which was blamed on hooligans by the government, the police and ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun]]'', which printed the notorious 'The Truth' headline to smear fans. Thankfully, further measures put in place as a result of the 1990 Taylor Report have all but stamped this problem out and British police are considered to be ''the'' experts worldwide on handling hooliganism.

Hooliganism in spirit bears some similarity to FightClubbing, in that rival firms usually stick to beating each other up. However, as it takes place in public and is often backed up by tribal loyalties and strong emotions, it can easily escalate into armed battles, or overflow into property damage, fights with police and stampeding civilians. See PowderKegCrowd.

Can cross over with ViolentGlaswegian in the case of Celtic v Rangers. (Whose cross-city relationship is ''not'' helped by the religious, historical and [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles Northern Irish affiliations]] of both sets of fans.) Dundee United and Dundee F.C share a single hooligan gang, the only such case in the world.

Contrast LondonGangster and TheYardies, who these guys will soon run into if they move into organised crime.

See also RugbyIsSlaughter - some wag once pointed out that "Rugby is a game for thugs played by gentlemen, while football is a game for gentlemen played by thugs".

In its heyday, inns throughout Britain posted [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage baffling-to-Americans]] signs reading "No football coaches allowed" (Translation: "No coach buses full of soccer fans allowed").

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An UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball supporter who arguably takes the "support" part more seriously than the football. Portrayals (and RealLife examples) tend to range along a sliding scale of criminal behaviour. Some are fans who've gotten drunk and found themselves in a BarBrawl, while others are organised "firms" -- gangs formed on the basis, basis not of ethnicity or home turf, but of the members' favoured team. Strongly associated team.

Hooliganism bears a similarity to FightClubbing in spirit, in that rival firms usually stick to beating each other up. However, as it takes place in public and is often backed up by tribal loyalties and strong emotions, it can easily escalate into armed battles, property damage, fights
with the UK, police, and stampeding civilians -- it's basically a PowderKegCrowd set off by football.

It's widely thought of as a [[BritishMediaTropes very British trope]],
but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_hooliganism as pointed out]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], hooliganism in football]] (and other sports) is prevalent all over around the world -- even [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2005/dec/07/ussport.(even [[SoccerHatingAmericans in the United States]]). That said, football within the US]], at least according to ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''. Hooliganism was so rife in 1980's England (for example, contributing to disasters like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_Disaster Heysel]]) that UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher formed hooliganism has been a "war cabinet" to deal with the problem; in a bitter irony, measures put in place to stop it resulted in the tragedy at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Hillsborough]], which was blamed scourge on hooligans by the government, the police and ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun]]'', which printed the notorious 'The Truth' headline to smear fans. Thankfully, further measures put in place as a result of the 1990 Taylor Report have all but stamped this problem out and British police are considered to be ''the'' experts worldwide on handling hooliganism.

Hooliganism in spirit bears some similarity to FightClubbing, in that rival firms usually stick to beating each other up. However, as it takes place in
public life for generations, and is often backed up by tribal loyalties and strong emotions, it can easily escalate into armed battles, or overflow into property damage, fights with police and stampeding civilians. See PowderKegCrowd.

Can cross over with ViolentGlaswegian in
remains a defining British characteristic for foreigners (particularly Americans). The specific British tropes related to the case of Celtic v Rangers. (Whose cross-city relationship is ''not'' helped by phenomenon are the religious, historical and [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles Northern Irish affiliations]] of both sets of fans.) Dundee United and Dundee F.C share a single hooligan gang, the only such case in the world.

Contrast
LondonGangster and TheYardies, who these guys will soon run into if they move into organised crime.

See also RugbyIsSlaughter - some wag once pointed out that "Rugby
groups which can overlap with hooligan populations. Scotland adds another dimension with the ViolentGlaswegian being part of the particularly violent Celtic-Rangers firm.

As sports fandom
is a game for thugs played by gentlemen, while football is a game for gentlemen played by thugs".

In its heyday, inns throughout Britain posted [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage baffling-to-Americans]] signs reading "No football coaches allowed" (Translation: "No coach buses full of soccer fans allowed").
SeriousBusiness and many sports rivalries have socio-political elements to them, the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment does apply here.



* An AssholeVictim in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was one such hooligan--it eventually comes out that he was murdered in retaliation for fatally pushing a man down some stairs ForTheEvulz.

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* An AssholeVictim in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' was one such hooligan--it hooligan; it eventually comes out that he was murdered in retaliation for fatally pushing a man down some stairs ForTheEvulz.



* [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] gets out of a sticky situation when a demon had fused four hooligans together to kill him, while retaining their personalities. Unfortunately for the demon's plans, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny two were for Chelsea, the other two for Arsenal]]. They start beating the crap out of themselves (ultimately ripping themselves apart), allowing John to escape.
** ''"What do you do on Sundays, lads?"''
** On another occasion, John meets a demon who is the genius spirit of football hooliganism and accepted deaths and bloodshed in the stands as his sacrifices.
* The third volume of ''ComicBook/{{Stumptown}}'' features the Timbers Army, the...shall we say ''spirited'' fans of the Portland Timbers. Scenes set at the opening Portland/Seattle game have Timbers chants as a wall of words that take up a fair amount of the background of every scene, advocating the burning down of Seattle in its entirety. And then a Timbers fan gets assaulted after the game... The league are terrified by this, as they tolerate aggressive chanting but know that any hint of real European- or Latin American-style violent hooliganism will probably destroy the sport again for a generation.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'':
**
John Constantine]] Constantine gets out of a sticky situation when where a demon had fused four hooligans together to kill him, while retaining their personalities. Unfortunately for the demon's plans, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny two were for Chelsea, the other two for Arsenal]]. They start beating the crap out of themselves (ultimately ripping themselves apart), allowing John to escape.
** ''"What -->''What do you do on Sundays, lads?"''
lads?''
** On another occasion, John meets a demon who is the genius spirit of football hooliganism and accepted accepts deaths and bloodshed in the stands as his sacrifices.
* The third volume of ''ComicBook/{{Stumptown}}'' features the Timbers Army, the...shall we say the ''spirited'' fans of the Portland Timbers. Scenes set at the opening Portland/Seattle Portland-Seattle game have Timbers chants as a wall of words that take up a fair amount of the background of every scene, advocating the burning down of Seattle in its entirety. And then a Timbers fan gets assaulted after the game... game. The league are terrified by this, as they tolerate aggressive chanting but know that any hint of real European- or Latin American-style violent hooliganism will probably destroy the sport again in the US for a generation.



* ''Film/TheFootballFactory'' is a satirical mockumentary-like film based on a novel about a thirty-something in an extremist Chelsea-supporting fan-club who travels around with other members attacking fans of rival [=FCs=]. When Chelsea are up against Millwall one week, tension builds in the businesses that many fans work at because half are Chelsea and the other are Millwall fans.
* ''The Firm'' (2009) - West Ham

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* ''Film/TheFootballFactory'' is a satirical mockumentary-like {{mockumentary}}-like film based on a novel about a thirty-something in an extremist Chelsea-supporting fan-club fan club who travels around with other members attacking fans of rival [=FCs=]. clubs. When Chelsea are up against Millwall one week, tension builds in the businesses that many fans work at at, because half are Chelsea fans and the other half are Millwall fans.
* %%* ''The Firm'' (2009) - West Ham



* Robert Carlyle's character Felix De Souza in ''Film/The51stState'' - Liverpool.
* In ''Film/{{Eurotrip}}'', two of the protagonists run into a Manchester United fanclub (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 Manchester U fans from the USA) 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/The51stState'', Robert Carlyle's character Felix De Souza in ''Film/The51stState'' - Liverpool.
is a hardcore Liverpool supporter.
* In ''Film/{{Eurotrip}}'', two of the protagonists run into a Manchester United fanclub 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 (and convince them that they are Manchester U United fans from the USA) 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]].



* In the German Film [[Film/FussballIstUnserLeben Fußball ist unser Leben]] some Schalke hooligans capture a football player (who is more interested in cocaine and hookers than in football) to train him themselves, because they would lose a bet (with one hooligan's house at stake) when Schalke loses.
* In ''Film/CockneysVsZombies'', two mobs of ''undead'' football hooligans encounter one another in the street, each still dressed in the colors of their favorite team. They immediately stagger to the attack, clumsily hitting and shoving one another, and ignoring the living protagonists who marvel that "Even when they're zombies, they can't stand each other".

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* In the German Film [[Film/FussballIstUnserLeben film ''[[Film/FussballIstUnserLeben Fußball ist unser Leben]] Leben]]'' some Schalke hooligans capture a football player (who is more interested in cocaine and hookers HookersAndBlow than in football) to train him themselves, because they would lose a bet (with one hooligan's house at stake) when if Schalke loses.
lose.
* In ''Film/CockneysVsZombies'', two mobs of ''undead'' football hooligans encounter one another in the street, each still dressed in the colors of their favorite team. They immediately stagger to the attack, clumsily hitting and shoving one another, and ignoring the living protagonists who marvel that "Even "[e]ven when they're zombies, they can't stand each other".other."



* According to Creator/DaveBarry in "Football Deflated";
-->''In most nations, when people say "football" they mean "soccer," which is a completely different game in which smallish persons whiz about on a field while the spectators beat each other up and eventually overthrow the government.''

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* According to Creator/DaveBarry in "Football Deflated";
Deflated":
-->''In most nations, when people say "football" they mean "soccer," "soccer", which is a completely different game in which smallish persons whiz about on a field while the spectators beat each other up and eventually overthrow the government.''



* In the 1970s, a now-defunct publishing house called the ''Creator/NewEnglishLibrary'' specialised in lurid penny-dreadfuls, hack-written novels capitalising on ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' readers' fears about British society going to Hell in a handcart. Among its copious catalogue were pulp novels by a "Richard Allen" about football hooliganism, with no nose left unbroken nor no groin unkicked. Allen wrote four or five books about the hooligans, culminating in a truly outrageous piece of monumental absurdity called ''Striker!'', where football hooligans precipitate the collapse of British society and, with the aid of no-good trade unions and communists, take over the country. Eventually, the Americans call a halt to Britain's slide into anarchy by sending their army in to restore order and put down hooliganism. Oh dear. A cure producing a bigger body count than the disease?
* The non-fiction book "Among the Thugs" by Bill Buford is dedicated to exploring this phenomenon in its entirety.
* The Novel ''Awaydays'' by Kevin Sampson follows a crew of hooligans, called The Pack, who support Tranmere Rovers in the late 70's.
* Creator/{{Irvine Welsh}}'s novels are [[AuthorAppeal rife]] with this trope.

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* In the 1970s, a now-defunct publishing house called the ''Creator/NewEnglishLibrary'' specialised in lurid penny-dreadfuls, hack-written novels capitalising on ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' readers' fears about British society going to Hell in a handcart. Among its copious catalogue were pulp novels by a "Richard Allen" about football hooliganism, with no nose left unbroken nor no groin unkicked. Allen wrote four or five books about the hooligans, culminating in a truly outrageous piece of monumental absurdity called ''Striker!'', where football hooligans precipitate the collapse of British society and, with the aid of no-good trade unions and communists, take over the country. Eventually, the Americans call a halt to Britain's slide into anarchy by sending their army in to restore order and put down hooliganism. Oh dear. A cure producing a bigger body count than the disease?\n
* The non-fiction book "Among ''Among the Thugs" Thugs'' by Bill Buford is dedicated to exploring this phenomenon in its entirety.
as a whole.
* The Novel novel ''Awaydays'' by Kevin Sampson follows a crew of hooligans, hooligans called The Pack, who support supported Tranmere Rovers in the late 70's.
'70s.
* Creator/{{Irvine Welsh}}'s novels are [[AuthorAppeal rife]] rife with this trope. hooligans]]:



** In ''Literature/{{Glue}}'', Carl "N-Sign" Ewart supports Heart of Midlothian F.C. (commonly known as Hearts), much to the dislike of his mates, who are fans of Hibernian F.C. (often known as Hibs), the Hearts' local rivals. The book also features football firms of the Rangers, Dundee United and Aberdeen.

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** In ''Literature/{{Glue}}'', Carl "N-Sign" Ewart supports Heart of Midlothian F.C. (commonly known as Hearts), much to the dislike of his mates, who are fans of Hibernian F.C. (often known as Hibs), the Hearts' local rivals. The book also features football firms of the Rangers, Dundee United United, and Aberdeen.



* Tam Lin and the other bodyguards from ''Literature/HouseOfTheScorpion'' is described by El Patron as having been "breaking heads outside a soccer field in Scotland", [[spoiler:though it turns out he was also a Scottish nationalist terrorist]].

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* Tam Lin and the other bodyguards from ''Literature/HouseOfTheScorpion'' is described by El Patron as having been "breaking heads outside a soccer field in Scotland", Scotland," [[spoiler:though it turns out he was also a Scottish nationalist terrorist]].



* Rare non-UK variant: Danish police show ''Anna Pihl'' had an episode concentrating on the Danish "casual" subculture; violent football hooligans modelled after the English firms, also connected to racist crime.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' dealt with a murder tied to the upcoming Manchester Derby (City vs. United). At the end, the furious Sam rants at the Perp of the Week about the future of football in England because of hooligans; the fences, the checkups, deaths...
-->"And then we overreact, and we have to put up perimeter fences and we treat the fans like animals! Forty, fifty thousand people herded into pens! And then how long before something happens, eh? How long before something terrible happens and we are dragging ''bodies'' out?"
** Specifically, he's talking about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster the Hillsborough Disaster]] where 96 deaths were caused by failures in crowd control leading to a dangerous crush. This was not actually caused by hooliganism (though everyone blamed it on hooligans), but measures that had been taken to curb hooliganism contributed in large part. Specifically sections of the stadium (called pens) were fenced off from each other to keep fans from clashing. Improper crowd control had officials directing more and more people into a single pen as the game was starting. As there was nowhere to go, people were crushed to death.
** He may also be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_disaster the Heysel Disaster]], in which Liverpool fans broke through a fence separating them from Juventus supporters. 600 fans were crushed against a wall which then collapsed, 39 of them of died. This incident led to English teams being banned from participating in games in continental Europe.

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* Rare non-UK variant: Danish police show ''Anna Pihl'' had an episode concentrating on the Danish "casual" subculture; subculture: violent football hooligans modelled after the English firms, also connected to racist crime.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' dealt with a murder tied to the upcoming Manchester Derby (City vs. United). At the end, the a furious Sam rants at the hooligan Perp of the Week about the future of football in England England, because of hooligans; he knows Heysel and Hillsborough will happen in the fences, future (as detailed in the checkups, deaths...
-->"And
Real Life section):
-->''And
then we overreact, and we have to put up perimeter fences and we treat the fans like animals! Forty, fifty thousand people herded into pens! And then how long before something happens, eh? How long before something terrible happens and we are dragging ''bodies'' out?"
** Specifically, he's talking about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster the Hillsborough Disaster]] where 96 deaths were caused by failures in crowd control leading to a dangerous crush. This was not actually caused by hooliganism (though everyone blamed it on hooligans), but measures that had been taken to curb hooliganism contributed in large part. Specifically sections of the stadium (called pens) were fenced off from each other to keep fans from clashing. Improper crowd control had officials directing more and more people into a single pen as the game was starting. As there was nowhere to go, people were crushed to death.
** He may also be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_disaster the Heysel Disaster]], in which Liverpool fans broke through a fence separating them from Juventus supporters. 600 fans were crushed against a wall which then collapsed, 39 of them of died. This incident led to English teams being banned from participating in games in continental Europe.
out?''



--> ''Millwall! That's the one. Do you know this chant; "Millwall, Millwall, you're all really dreadful, and all your girlfriends are unfulfilled and alienated..."''

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--> ''Millwall! That's the one. Do you know this chant; chant: "Millwall, Millwall, you're all really dreadful, and all your girlfriends are unfulfilled and alienated..."''



* ''Series/TheGoodies'' had an episode about soccer hooliganism, in which ''ballet'' eventually replaced soccer as the national pastime but was then ruined by - yep - ''ballet hooligans''.
** This was quite probably a reference to ''Music/TheRiteOfSpring'', which actually did have hooligans beating each other and gendarmes called in to quell the riot on its premiere.
** They also had a milder parody in one episode, where Tim and Graeme ran in, cheering, chanting, and dressed in red-white scarves and wooly hats.
--->'''Bill:''' [[SarcasmMode So where've you two been?]]
--->'''Graeme:''' ''[[SmartPeoplePlayChess The chess championships!]]''
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Daphne's Mum and Dad met during a soccer riot. When Frasier gets sick, she tells him that she's a good nurse, having mended all her brothers' football injuries.
--> '''Frasier:''' Well, I didn't get injured playing soccer.
--> '''Daphne:''' Neither did me hooligan brothers.
* A song in ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'' was called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dzH0z1_-hY "Football"]], the lyrics being entirely ''insane''.
-->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
* In an episode of ''George and the Dragon'', George gets arrested for hooliganism, though what he did was mild compared to today. Look closely and you'll see the policeman who arrests him is Lionel from ''As Time Goes By''.

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* ''Series/TheGoodies'' had an ''Series/TheGoodies'':
** One
episode about soccer hooliganism, in which hooliganism had ''ballet'' eventually replaced replacing soccer as the national pastime but pastime. This was then ruined by - yep - ''ballet hooligans''.
** This was quite probably a reference
hooligans'' (which has indeed happened historically, at least in response to ''Music/TheRiteOfSpring'', which actually did have hooligans beating each other and gendarmes called in to quell the riot on its premiere.
opening of ''Music/TheRiteOfSpring'').
** They also Another episode had a milder parody in one episode, where Tim and Graeme ran run in, cheering, chanting, and dressed in red-white scarves and wooly hats.
woolly hats:
--->'''Bill:''' [[SarcasmMode So where've you two been?]]
--->'''Graeme:'''
been?]]\\
'''Graeme:'''
''[[SmartPeoplePlayChess The chess championships!]]''
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Daphne's Mum and Dad On ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne has had much exposure to the phenomenon. Her parents met during a soccer riot. When Frasier gets sick, she tells him that she's a good nurse, having mended all her brothers' football injuries.
--> '''Frasier:''' -->'''Frasier:''' Well, I didn't get injured playing soccer.
-->
soccer.\\
'''Daphne:''' Neither did me hooligan brothers.
* A song in ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'' was called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dzH0z1_-hY "Football"]], the "Football"]] has some insane lyrics being entirely ''insane''.
-->I
describing the phenomenon:
-->''I
throw house bricks for The Arsenal
-->I
the Arsenal\\
I
chuck lead pipe for West Ham
-->I
Ham\\
I
kick and maim for Chelsea
-->I
Chelsea\\
I
kill for Tottenham
-->I
Tottenham\\
I
drop bottles for United on the crowd from up above
-->Yes
above\\
Yes,
football is the game that we all love
love''
* In an episode of ''George and the Dragon'', ''Series/GeorgeAndTheDragon'', George gets arrested for hooliganism, though what he did was mild compared to today. Look closely and you'll see the policeman who arrests him is Lionel from ''As Time Goes By''.today.



* 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 balaclavas and (fake) knuckledusters in club colors to [[RugbyLeague Canterbury Bulldogs]] fans.



* "Weekend Warrior" by Music/IronMaiden is about hooligans. Given that Steve Harris had the choice between a football career with West Ham United and a music career with Iron Maiden ([[CaptainObvious he took the second option]]) he knows a lot about football - the good side and the bad side.
* "The Firm" by Music/FunkerVogt is about this. The video is of a firm getting together to fight their rivals.

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* "Weekend Warrior" by Music/IronMaiden is about hooligans. Given that Steve Harris had the choice between a football career with West Ham United and a music career with Iron Maiden ([[CaptainObvious he took the second option]]) option]]), he knows a lot about football - -- the good side and the bad side.
* "The Firm" by Music/FunkerVogt is about this.hooliganism. The video is of a firm getting together to fight their rivals.



* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': Some strips had UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball as a theme. [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1987/08/25 In this one]], Lanolin showed the área where the parking lot would be. She explained that's where that'd hold "the fight after the game". Her face held an expression she was looking forward to that moment.

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* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': Some strips had UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball as a theme. [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1987/08/25 In this one]], Lanolin showed the área where points out the parking lot would be. She explained that's where that'd as a place to hold "the fight after the game". Her face held an expression she was game", which she's clearly looking forward to that moment.to.



* WordOfGod says the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Orcs are modelled after British football hooligans. Jervis Johnson is a big fan of British football, and his idea was to mock the hooligans as making them orcs: ''Warhammer Orcs are the same in comparison on stupidity for bricks as what bricks are to football hooligans''. This was carried over wholesale with the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' incarnation of Orks (one of their early codexes is titled "'Ere we go! 'Ere we go! 'Ere we go!"--and the ''current'' codex has an "'Ere we go!" special rule that most Ork models get).
** In the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' games, one of the Bigmek's lines is the classic "Come and 'ave a go if you think you're 'ard enough!".
* The popular table football game ''TabletopGame/{{Subbuteo}}'' incorporated a lot of clever marketing gimmicks which meant if you had enough time and money, you could buy from a formidable catalogue of extras that meant your tabletop footballers could eventually turn out in their own stadium, complete with stands, working footlights, scoreboards, advertising hoardings, TV crews, St John's ambulancemen, cigar-smoking manager and subs in the dugout, policemen, stewards, programme salesmen, pie stall.... some fans of the game turned their Subbuteo playing areas into an art-form not unlike model railway layouts. Whilst the official Subbuteo vendor sold fans in packets of fifty to populate your model terraces, other enterprising and strictly unofficial vendors added topics the licenced dealers frowned on. In the form of Subbuteo soccer hooligans and [[http://www.subbuteoworld.co.uk/media/subbuteoworld/splash8.jpg streakers]] (male and female; photo is SFW) that in an expanded rule set could be randomly deployed to disrupt matches... fully equipped riot policemen soon followed.
* Go find a fan in the brutal setting of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' spin-off, ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl''. Found one? Congrats! There is a 99% chance that you have found an example.

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* WordOfGod says the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Orcs are modelled after British football hooligans. Jervis Johnson is a big fan of British football, and his idea was to mock the hooligans as making them orcs: ''Warhammer "Warhammer Orcs are the same in comparison on stupidity for bricks as what bricks are to football hooligans''. hooligans." This was carried over wholesale with the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' incarnation of Orks (one of their early codexes is titled "'Ere we go! 'Ere we go! 'Ere we go!"--and the ''current'' codex has an "'Ere we go!" special rule that most Ork models get).
**
get). In the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' games, one of the Bigmek's lines is the classic "Come and 'ave a go if you think you're 'ard enough!".
* The popular table football game ''TabletopGame/{{Subbuteo}}'' incorporated a lot of clever marketing gimmicks which meant if you had enough time and money, you could buy from a formidable catalogue of extras that meant your tabletop footballers could eventually turn out in their own stadium, complete with stands, working footlights, scoreboards, advertising hoardings, TV crews, St John's ambulancemen, cigar-smoking manager and subs in the dugout, policemen, stewards, programme salesmen, pie stall.... some stall, the works. Some fans of the game turned their Subbuteo playing areas into an art-form art form not unlike model railway layouts. Whilst While the official Subbuteo ''Subbuteo'' vendor sold fans in packets of fifty to populate your model terraces, other enterprising and strictly unofficial vendors added topics the licenced dealers frowned on. In on, in the form of Subbuteo ''Subbuteo'' soccer hooligans and [[http://www.subbuteoworld.co.uk/media/subbuteoworld/splash8.jpg streakers]] (male and female; photo is SFW) that in an expanded rule set could be randomly deployed to disrupt matches... fully matches. Fully equipped riot policemen soon followed.
* Go find a Any fan in the brutal "brutal" setting of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' spin-off, ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl''. Found one? Congrats! There is ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'', has about a 99% chance that you have found an example.of being a football hooligan.



* There's a [[{{theatre}} play]] called ''[[http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/p109/Among-the-Thugs/product_info.html Among The Thugs]]'' which is about an American writer who goes embedded in another hooligan group.

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* There's a [[{{theatre}} play]] called ''[[http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/p109/Among-the-Thugs/product_info.html Among The Thugs]]'' which is about an American writer who goes gets embedded in another a British hooligan group.



* The Allies' main tank in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' was crewed by them. Given that their base soldiers are upgunned riot police...
* There is a whole game about them named ''Hooligans: Storm over Europe'', which is a tactical RTS. ''From the POV of the hooligans.''

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* The Allies' main tank in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' was is crewed by them. hooligans. Given that their base soldiers are upgunned riot police...
police, it's not a good mixture.
* There is a whole game about them named ''Hooligans: Storm over Europe'', which is a tactical RTS. ''From RTS specifically about hooligans -- from the POV hooligans' point of the hooligans.''view.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** "The Cartridge Family" is a TakeThat to soccer in general. The crowd at an international match breaks into a riot ''because the game is so boring'' (the players stall instead of putting the ball in play), and turns the city into a war zone.
--->'''[[ViolentGlaswegian Willie:]]''' Ye call this a riot? C'mon boys, let's take 'em to school!
** In the episode "Marge Gamer," Lisa joins a soccer team (with Homer as a ref) and "flops" her way out of penalties and such. When called out on it, she watches a documentary about about flopping in a game that caused a riot. The riot lasted for ''23 years''. In Brazil, a riot broke out that 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."
** Same trope, different sport in "Lisa on Ice." When Bart refuses a penalty shot against Lisa, allowing their hockey game to end in a tie, it turns the crowd into a riot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "The Cartridge Family" is a TakeThat to soccer in general. The crowd at an international match breaks into a riot ''because the game is so too boring'' (the players stall instead of putting the ball in play), play) and turns the city into a war zone.
--->'''[[ViolentGlaswegian Willie:]]''' Willie]]:''' Ye call this a riot? C'mon boys, let's take 'em to school!
** In the episode "Marge Gamer," Lisa joins a soccer team (with Homer as a ref) and "flops" her way out of penalties and such. to victory. When called out on it, she watches a documentary about about flopping in a game in Brazil that caused a riot. The riot that lasted for ''23 years''. In Brazil, a riot broke out that 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."
** Same trope, different sport in "Lisa on Ice." When Ice": when Bart refuses to take a penalty shot against Lisa, allowing their hockey game to end in a tie, it turns the crowd into a riot.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hurricanes}}'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Stavros Garkos]], owner of [[OpposingSportsTeam the Garkos Gorgons]], hired some youngsters to act as hooligans to make the World Soccer Association close the Hurricanes' stadium.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hurricanes}}'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Stavros Garkos]], owner of [[OpposingSportsTeam the Garkos Gorgons]], hired hires some youngsters to act as hooligans to make the World Soccer Association close the Hurricanes' stadium.



[[folder:Real Life]]
* The UrExample to sports hooliganism in Europe may be the chariot races that took place in AncientRome and the later UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire. Racers back then would be divided into teams based on the uniform colors they wore--Red, White, Blue, and Green--and their fans and spectators would likewise align themselves into these different camps. Much like modern football clubs, the fanbases would often be identified not just by which racing team they rooted for but also by cultural and sociopolitical issues beyond just the sport and thus, riots breaking out during games were not uncommon whenever tensions ran high. The most infamous example of these was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nika_riots Nika riots]] in Constantinople. A fight between the fans of the "Green" and "Blue" chariot teams (by then the only ones of significance, the "Reds" and "Whites" having small bases and aligned with the "Greens" and "Blues" respectively) quickly escalated into city-wide riots that ''burned down the Hagia Sophia'', and nearly toppled the government of Emperor Justinian, only being put down by the intervention of General Belisarius who put them down by killing over ''30,000'' people. Talk about BreadAndCircuses GoneHorriblyWrong.
* The real-life example known as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_War Football war]] between El Salvador and Honduras. The causes of the war itself were over a variety of issues unrelated to football. However the war was triggered during the qualifying rounds for the 1970 FIFA World Cup. During the matches (three total matches took place between the two, one in El Salvador, one in Honduras and the final match in Mexico City) fans of both countries violently clashed with each other. El Salvador (who incidentally won two of the three games) severed diplomatic ties with Honduras, claiming that "the government of Honduras has not taken any effective measures to punish these crimes which constitute genocide, nor has it given assurances of indemnification or reparations for the damages caused to Salvadorans".
* The Croatian war of independence started with [[http://bit.ly/aZxjsX a football riot]].
* The Bosnian war, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serb_Volunteer_Guard paramilitary Yugoslav group]] consisted of hooligan supporters of Red Star Belgrade.
* Egyptian football "Ultras" are often credited as being part of the first wave and strongest group of protesters in UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring; being by and large young, unemployed or underemployed college grads/students with little to do other than watch football and go to the gym, they were the "muscle" organizing the defense of the protests against the police. A year later, [[http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2105997,00.html they were also involved in the country's worst football-related massacre]].
* English Football became the most iconic example of hooliganism during the 80's, to the point where it became known as 'La Malaise Anglaise'. Almost every club had 'firms' who would arrange punch ups with opposing firms from other sides. This would culminate in the disaster at Heysel, at the time the whole game was a mess, with stadia crumbling and not being up to standards (to the extent that, barely a fortnight before the Heysel disaster, 56 fans had perished in an horrific grandstand fire at Bradford City's Valley Parade stadium) and loose regulations about drinking for example. Measures put into place like catch fencing would lead to Hillsbrough where even more people died. The Taylor Report which arose from those events called for several new rules and regulations, like no alcohol allowed inside the stands and all seater stadiums. That, much better policing, travel bans on known hooligans looking to cause trouble abroad and clubs being very quick to ban hooligans from club property for life to protect the new family friendly image, has all contributed to the phoenix like resurrection of English football, resulting in the globally popular financial juggernaut of the UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague. Indeed, the problem has been all but solved, with crowd trouble being a distinct rarity, and British police are known worldwide as ''the'' experts on crowd trouble.
** The bitter irony of the whole thing is that to have a deadly crush you don't even ''need'' hooligans -- they happen even when all the fans are perfectly peaceful like in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzhniki_disaster Luzhniki disaster]], where all that was needed for a crush that killed ''at least'' sixty seven were the ice on the steps, an untimely goal by the end of an uneventful game, and, again, a failure of the crowd control.
** This was an almost exact replay of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Ibrox_disaster disaster that happened at Glasgow's Ibrox Stadium in 1971]], killing 66 fans.
** Football hooliganism was so bad in Britain that following the Heysel disaster mentioned above (during which 39 Italian fans died largely as a result of the actions of English hooligans), for five years English teams were no longer permitted to play in games in the rest of Europe. In addition the already poor reputation as unruly louts that most British fans had, matters weren't helped by an unpleasant strain of [[MisplacedNationalism bigoted xenophobia]] that such games tended to produce; hooligan firms have long been notorious recruiting grounds for [[ANaziByAnyOtherName far-right activist groups]] like the National Front.
* Manchester 2008. After a screen failure during the UEFA Cup Final between Scottish side Rangers and Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg, Rangers fans starting rioting throughout the city. Rangers would lose the Cup final (and the league that season). It was scenes of chaos, and seemed to have given Rangers a horrendous reputation in other countries, especially combined with other scenes in Spain.
** Glasgow Rangers fans are known to others as "the Huns". There is a very good reason for this.
** In an earlier visit to Manchester for a "friendly" against United, Glasgow Rangers fans attacked and trashed the Catholic Truth Society bookshop and religious icons outlet because... well, it had "Catholic" in the name and as such was an affront to their Protestant and Unionist sensitivities.
* Russian fans have an extremely bad reputation as football hooligans, to the point where they're steadily displacing English fans in the popular image of the football hooligan - ironically, their football firms are heavily modelled off English hooligan firms.
* Another football team with a bad reputation, Millwall, once came to Manchester for a game. Forewarned, police tried to herd the fans down Wilmslow Road to the then Man City ground at Maine Road. The visiting London hard nuts overpowered their police escort, succeeding in gutting and emptying an Asian jewellers before order could be restored. A lot of exotic bling made it back to London...
* In the US, similar things occur, but it's more well known with UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball.
** Creator/HunterSThompson noted in his 1974 ''Rolling Stone'' article "Fear and Loathing at the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl" that in the relatively early years of pro football (i.e. the early to mid [[TheSixties '60s]]), the main reason ''anyone'' went to a football game was to get drunk, get high (if that was their thing), and brawl. In other words, it was the counterculture's answer to baseball, which at that point was family-friendly and "America's pastime".\\
\\
However, football was also the ''perfect'' sport for television, with an easy-to-see ball, relatively predictable game length, built-in commercial breaks between downs, and a great deal of action and drama on plays. While baseball was the perfect sport for radio, with its slow pace offering lots of room for commentary, it had a lot of trouble readily adapting to the new medium of television (particularly with the drama and length issues); it wasn't until TheSeventies when sports broadcasters really figured out how to make baseball games on TV exciting (by focusing heavily on player movement rather than anything else, e.g. the ball). As a result, the football execs started to build new stadiums and try to attract a different audience--the middle-class suburban folks with [=TVs=]. Thompson was understandably dismayed.
** The city of UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} is notorious for having some of the most vicious sports fans in the nation, no matter the sport. The [[http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/philadelphia.asp "throwing snowballs at Santa"]] incident is ''always'' brought up whenever Philly sports teams are mentioned, and the Eagles' old stadium, Veterans Stadium, had a fully-functional branch of the Philadelphia Municipal Court (known unofficially as "Eagles Court") in the basement to handle the number of fights that broke out at games.[[note]]Fun fact: the judge of that court, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamus_McCaffery Seamus McCaffery]], sat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for a while before resigning in disgrace over some distinctly shady dealings.[[/note]] The ''Guardian'' article linked to in the description was talking about Philadelphia Eagles fans, and called the city "the American Millwall". The 700 Level of Veterans Stadium was infamous for being where the worst of the worst among Eagles fans could be found, and was described by TheOtherWiki as being known for "hostile taunting, fighting, public urination and general strangeness."
*** [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-november-2-2009/clash-of-the-cretins This clip]] from ''Series/TheDailyShow'' makes fun of Philly's reputation.
*** In 2009, a Phillies fan [[DisproportionateRetribution fatally shot]] a St. Louis Cardinals fan for wearing a Cardinals jersey after a game in Philadelphia. This happened on the day that Phillies fans also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking flashed a laser-pen in the Cardinal players' eyes when they came up to bat]]. What's even more bizarre is that Cardinal Nation is considered the ''nicest'' fan base (though you shouldn't [[BewareTheNiceOnes push the wrong buttons too hard]]) and generally avert this trope (fights and booing are quite rare at Busch Stadium).
** The Oakland-then-Los-Angeles-then-Oakland-again Raiders fans have a reputation for thuggishness (especially during and after the LA years), so much so that some stadiums ... San Diego (and Anaheim, back when it was the home stadium for the Rams) in particular, due to their proximity to the still-large Raider fanbase in LA... take special precautions when the Raiders are playing there, knowing Raider Nation will be descending in force.
** Massachusetts is also known for sports hooliganry, with both baseball and football. After one Super Bowl, there were cars turned upside down and set on fire in Boston, and at least one murder. And after the Red Sox won the ALCS in 2004, there were celebratory riots all over New England and a death in Boston.
** West Virginia fans burn couches.
*** As have Michigan State fans historically--although more usually for basketball than football. More recently, fans are much, much more likely to just make a joke about setting a couch on fire than actually do it (e.g. one MSU-based intercollegiate club Ultimate Frisbee team was called "The Burning Couch"). A small riot and some actual couch-burning did show up again after the Spartans won the 2013 Big Ten football championship, which was linked to that championship ending MSU's 25-year Rose Bowl drought (as winning the championship earned MSU the Big Ten spot in the 2014 Rose Bowl).
** Texas Tech's Jones Stadium is notorious in Big 12 circles for all sorts things being thrown from the stands. It gets worse when Texas or Texas A&M come to town.
** Basketball example: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacers%E2%80%93Pistons_brawl the Pacers-Pistons brawl]], aka "The Malice at the Palace", which started as a fight between players before a UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Pistons fan threw a drink at Indiana Pacers player Ron Artest, causing the fight to spill into the stands. 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 later changed his name to "Metta World Peace." The irony of this change--especially given that besides the Malice, Artest/World Peace had previously been convicted of domestic violence--was lost on no one. That being said, he does seem to have mellowed out since then.[[/note]]
** In baseball, Giants fan Bryan Stow was [[http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/04/01/sp-giants-fan.html?ref=rss beaten by angry Dodgers fans]] outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011.
** In Canada such supporters emerge from hockey ([[CanadianEqualsHockeyFan of course]]). Montreal has had two riots in 1986 and 1993, both after the Canadiens won UsefulNotes/StanleyCup Finals; Vancouver has had two riots in 1994 and 2011, both after the Canucks lost in Game 7. Montreal also had a riot back in 1955 after Maurice "The Rocket" Richard was suspended for the rest of the season for a violent on-ice incident with a linesman (the Francophone Canadien fanbase thought the suspension was too harsh and that NHL President Clarence Campbell was being racist against Richard's French-Canadian ethnicity).
** The first three times the Chicago Bulls won the NBA finals the city of Chicago erupted into violence in "celebration." It got so bad that during the second "threepeat" finals games Bulls players took to the airwaves basically begging the fans not to riot.
** Portland, OR's Timbers Army seems to have deliberately modeled itself after its English equivalents (although it's ''mostly'' for show)
* It is not uncommon for the local police to patrol the sidelines dressed in riot gear at a high school football game at any town in Argentina, just in case the crowd gets a little too rowdy.
* As bad as hooliganism gets in Europe, it's far worse in South America, and even more so in Argentina. Estimates are 250 people died in roughly 80 years as results of the "Barra bravas" (read: gangs of hooligans), and that's excluding 300 deaths in a match played by the Argentine national squad in Peru. And then there was the 2015 Libertadores incident where Boca Juniors fans pepper-sprayed River Plate ''players'' as they came off the tunnel for the second half of their match (the second leg of their Round of 16 match), which got Boca suspended from the competition.
** Brazil has a problem where the hooligans vandalize town ''celebrating'' instead of rioting.
** Chile has its share of "Barras Bravas" too. Principally, thanks to the most rabid fans of either Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile. Whenever these teams play against each other, it's time to '''run the fuck away''' from wherever they're playing.
* Inverted with the Danish equivalent, the "roligans", who are probably among the nicest football fans in the world ("rolig" is Danish for "peaceful").
* Israel has a team named Beitar Jerusalem, whose fans are particularly notorious for being this (coupled with [[AbsoluteXenophobe hardcore xenophobia]] and LowerClassLout behaviour). Their most hardcore fans, known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast La Familia]], are particularly notorious in this respect. Saner fans of the club insist that [[VocalMinority only a very small portion of the fans actually act like this]], and some right-wing soccer fans believe that the media, which they believe has a strong leftist bias, conveniently overlook the same behaviour from [=HaPoel=] Tel-Avivís fans, because their team is associated with leftist positions. (How true this accusation is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment will not be discussed here]].)
* The infamous friendly between England and the Republic of Ireland at Landsdowne Road in 1995 was abandoned when English fans began rioting after an English goal was disallowed (Ireland were 1-0 up at the time). Many speculate that this might not have happened if the match was played at the then-traditional time for Irish home internationals in the afternoon instead of the evening [[ExecutiveMeddling as mandated by Sky, who held the match's broadcast rights]]. The two countries did not play each other again at soccer for eighteen years, by which time the [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles political issues]] that had fueled the violence were significantly reduced. (Although there was still some trouble over sectarian chanting by elements of the crowd.)
* On a similar note, the Old Firm match-up between Rangers and Celtic is notorious for violence and sectarian chanting, being intimately intertwined with UsefulNotes/TheTroubles - it got to the point where renowned BBC War Correspondent Kate Adie noted that you could tell when riots and protests were going to start and finish by looking at the respective fixture lists.
* A cricket example OlderThanRadio, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Riot_of_1879 Sydney Riot of 1879]]
* The fan clubs of Turkey's "Big Three" football clubs, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, have traditionally been extremely organised and well armed, culminating in a nasty incident in 2000 where a clash with some British hooligans resulted with the deaths of two British fans. The government instituted a crackdown on fan clubs afterwards. Despite the bitter rivalry between the teams, the three groups are not averse to pooling their resources together for national games.
** The 2013 protests in Turkey started in Beşiktaş turf and their main fan organisation, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87ar%C5%9F%C4%B1_(supporter_group) Çarsi]], quickly lent support and equipment to the protesters, helping coordinate their movements and resisting the police. When the protests escalated, Galatasaray supporters [[EnemyMine lent their support to Çarsi]]. Fenerbahçe fans, traditionally coming from a background that supported the leading AKP government, did not get involved en-masse.
* In Indonesia, many soccer clubs have this, resulting frequently in full-blown riots. Some notorious examples are from Jakarta (The Jak or Jakmania as ''Persija'' (''Persatuan Sepak Bola Jakarta'')fans club), Surabaya (Bonek, the MOST notorious among them all, as fans club of ''Persebaya'' (''Persatuan Sepak Bola Surabaya'')), Bandung (Bobotoh and Viking, both are fans of ''Persib'' alias ''Persatuan Sepak Bola Bandung''), and Malang (Aremania, the fans of ''Arema''). Since Jakarta and Bandung are pretty close to one another as well as Surabaya and Malang pair, any match involving those pair of cities can get pretty violent

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[[folder:Real Life]]
Life -- Football]]
* The UrExample to sports Football hooliganism in Europe may be is largely associated with England, and for good reason:
** In
the chariot races 1980s, "la malaise anglaise" was so prevalent that took place in AncientRome and UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher formed a "war cabinet" to deal with the later UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire. Racers back then would be divided into teams based on problem; the uniform colors they wore--Red, White, Blue, and Green--and their fans and spectators would likewise align themselves into these different camps. Much like modern football clubs, the fanbases would often be identified not just by which racing team they rooted for but also by cultural and sociopolitical issues beyond just the sport and thus, riots breaking out during games were not uncommon whenever tensions ran high. The most infamous example of these lowlight was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nika_riots Nika riots]] org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_Disaster Heysel disaster]] in Constantinople. A fight between the 1985, in which 39 mostly Italian Juventus fans were killed in a stampede instigated by the opposing Liverpool supporters (in Belgium -- it was the final of the "Green" and "Blue" chariot European Cup). This led to all English teams (by then the only ones of significance, the "Reds" and "Whites" having small bases and aligned with the "Greens" and "Blues" respectively) quickly escalated into city-wide riots that ''burned down the Hagia Sophia'', and nearly toppled the government of Emperor Justinian, only being put down by banned from European competition for several years and the intervention of General Belisarius who put them down by killing over ''30,000'' people. Talk about BreadAndCircuses GoneHorriblyWrong.
* The real-life example known as
need for heightened security not just in England, but throughout Europe.
** In a bitter irony, the government's measures to try and stop hooliganism led to
the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Hillsborough disaster]] in 1989, which killed 96 fans, most of them Liverpool supporters. To prevent hooligans from taking potshots at each other, the fans were herded into pens which were fenced off from each other and the pitch; when too many fans were herded into one pen, they couldn't escape the crush because of the fences. When policemen saw them trying to climb the fence, they assumed they were hooligans and shoved them back into the crowd. Initial public reaction suggested hooliganism was at fault (and ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers the Sun]]'' printed a particularly nasty and notorious article in this regard). The investigation into Hillsborough led to the 1990 Taylor Report, which revealed the truth of what happened and issued recommendations to both curb hooliganism and ensure crowd safety. These worked; the British have largely stamped out the worst problems, and British police are now considered ''the'' experts worldwide on handling hooliganism. It's also contributed to the explosion in popularity of the UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague.
** Interestingly, one of the most notorious English clubs for hooliganism is Millwall, which isn't in the Premier League at all and hasn't been for quite some time; their rallying cry is "No one likes us; we don't care," which should tell you all you need to know. One particular incident had their fans come to Manchester to play Man City, completely overpower the police presence there, and clean out pretty much every Asian jewelry store in the vicinity of the stadium.
** One infamous "[[NonIndicativeName friendly]]" match in 1995 was between England and the Republic of UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, which had [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles several political overtones]] and a controversial call when an English equalizing goal was disallowed. The ensuing riot by English fans let to the game being abandoned, and the two countries wouldn't play each other again for eighteen years, by which time the political issues that had fueled the violence had abated enough. Many speculate that the riot wouldn't have happened if the match were played in the afternoon rather than the evening (which wasn't traditional -- [[ExecutiveMeddling Sky wanted to show it in prime time]]).
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} has its own share of hooligans; the most infamous cross over with the ViolentGlaswegian archetype in the form of the "Old Firm", the rivalry between Glasgow clubs Celtic and Rangers. It's particularly notorious for its political and religious overtones in relation to UsefulNotes/TheTroubles (Celtic being the Catholic/Republican team and Rangers being the Protestant/Unionist team). It got to the point where [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] war correspondent Kate Adie, who was covering sectarian protests, noted that you could tell when they were going to start by looking at the football schedule. Scottish hooligans gained a global reputation when Rangers fans started rioting in Manchester at the 2008 UEFA Cup Final.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Football_War Football war]] War]] between El Salvador and Honduras. Honduras is often cited as the worst example of football hooliganism -- 'cause, you know, there was a war. The causes of the war itself were over was caused by a variety of issues unrelated to football. However the war However, it was triggered during the qualifying rounds for the 1970 FIFA World Cup. During the UsefulNotes/FIFAWorldCup. The two countries played three matches (three total matches took place between the two, one against each other (one in El Salvador, one in Honduras Honduras, and the final match in Mexico City) City), and fans of both countries clashed violently clashed with each other. other at every match. El Salvador (who incidentally won two of the three games) severed wound up severing diplomatic ties with Honduras, claiming that "the government of Honduras has not taken any effective measures to punish these crimes which constitute genocide, nor has it given assurances of indemnification or reparations for the damages caused to Salvadorans".
Salvadorans." Read that again -- that's football violence escalating to accusations of ''genocide''.
* The Croatian UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars was pointedly influenced by football riots. Croatia's war of independence started with [[http://bit.ly/aZxjsX a football riot]]. \n* The Bosnian war, In Bosnia, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serb_Volunteer_Guard Serbian paramilitary Yugoslav group]] consisted largely of hooligan supporters of Red Star Belgrade.
Belgrade. Even today, the Red Star-Partizan rivalry in Belgrade is considered [[http://deadspin.com/red-star-belgrade-played-partizan-today-which-means-th-1771410854 one of the most violent in Europe]]. It's not pretty down there in the Balkans, and it's gotten worse now that (a) none of these teams are very good anymore and (b) the Communist government isn't around to keep everyone under control.
* Egyptian In UsefulNotes/{{Egypt}}, football "Ultras" "ultras" are often credited as with being part of the first wave and strongest group of protesters supporters in UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring; being by and large UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring. Since they were largely young, unemployed or underemployed college grads/students students or recent graduates with little else to do other than watch football and go to the gym, do, they were the "muscle" organizing the defense of the protests against the police. A year later, [[http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2105997,00.html they were also involved in the country's worst football-related massacre]].
* English Football became In UsefulNotes/{{Israel}}, the most iconic example of hooliganism during the 80's, to the point where it became known as 'La Malaise Anglaise'. Almost every club had 'firms' who would arrange punch ups with opposing firms from other sides. This would culminate in the disaster at Heysel, at the time the whole game was a mess, with stadia crumbling and not being up to standards (to the extent that, barely a fortnight before the Heysel disaster, 56 fans had perished in an horrific grandstand fire at Bradford City's Valley Parade stadium) and loose regulations about drinking for example. Measures put into place like catch fencing would lead to Hillsbrough where even more people died. The Taylor Report which arose from those events called for several new rules and regulations, like no alcohol allowed inside the stands and all seater stadiums. That, much better policing, travel bans on known hooligans looking to cause trouble abroad and clubs being very quick to ban hooligans from club property for life to protect the new family friendly image, has all contributed to the phoenix like resurrection of English football, resulting in the globally popular financial juggernaut of the UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague. Indeed, the problem has been all but solved, with crowd trouble being a distinct rarity, and British police are known worldwide as ''the'' experts on crowd trouble.
** The bitter irony of the whole thing is that to have a deadly crush you don't even ''need'' hooligans -- they happen even when all the fans are perfectly peaceful like in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzhniki_disaster Luzhniki disaster]], where all that was needed for a crush that killed ''at least'' sixty seven were the ice on the steps, an untimely goal by the end of an uneventful game, and, again, a failure of the crowd control.
** This was an almost exact replay of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Ibrox_disaster disaster that happened at Glasgow's Ibrox Stadium in 1971]], killing 66 fans.
** Football hooliganism was so bad in Britain that following the Heysel disaster mentioned above (during which 39 Italian fans died largely as a result of the actions of English hooligans), for five years English teams were no longer permitted to play in games in the rest of Europe. In addition the already poor reputation as unruly louts that most British fans had, matters weren't helped by an unpleasant strain of [[MisplacedNationalism bigoted xenophobia]] that such games tended to produce; hooligan firms have long been notorious recruiting grounds for [[ANaziByAnyOtherName far-right activist groups]] like the National Front.
* Manchester 2008. After a screen failure during the UEFA Cup Final between Scottish side Rangers and Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg, Rangers fans starting rioting throughout the city. Rangers would lose the Cup final (and the league that season). It was scenes of chaos, and seemed to have given Rangers a horrendous reputation in other countries, especially combined with other scenes in Spain.
** Glasgow Rangers fans are known to others as "the Huns". There is a very good reason for this.
** In an earlier visit to Manchester for a "friendly" against United, Glasgow Rangers fans attacked and trashed the Catholic Truth Society bookshop and religious icons outlet because... well, it had "Catholic" in the name and as such was an affront to their Protestant and Unionist sensitivities.
* Russian fans have an extremely bad reputation as
biggest football hooligans, to rivalry is politically motivated; Beitar Jerusalem is the point where they're steadily displacing English right-wing team, and [=HaPoel=] Tel Aviv is the left-wing team. Beitar's hardcore fans in the popular image of the football hooligan - ironically, their football firms are heavily modelled off English hooligan firms.
* Another football team with a bad reputation, Millwall, once came to Manchester for a game. Forewarned, police tried to herd the fans down Wilmslow Road to the then Man City ground at Maine Road. The visiting London hard nuts overpowered their police escort, succeeding in gutting and emptying an Asian jewellers before order could be restored. A lot of exotic bling made it back to London...
* In the US, similar things occur, but it's more well known with UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball.
** Creator/HunterSThompson noted in his 1974 ''Rolling Stone'' article "Fear and Loathing at the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl" that in the relatively early years of pro football (i.e. the early to mid [[TheSixties '60s]]), the main reason ''anyone'' went to a football game was to get drunk, get high (if that was their thing), and brawl. In other words, it was the counterculture's answer to baseball, which at that point was family-friendly and "America's pastime".\\
\\
However, football was also the ''perfect'' sport for television, with an easy-to-see ball, relatively predictable game length, built-in commercial breaks between downs, and a great deal of action and drama on plays. While baseball was the perfect sport for radio, with its slow pace offering lots of room for commentary, it had a lot of trouble readily adapting to the new medium of television (particularly with the drama and length issues); it wasn't until TheSeventies when sports broadcasters really figured out how to make baseball games on TV exciting (by focusing heavily on player movement rather than anything else, e.g. the ball). As a result, the football execs started to build new stadiums and try to attract a different audience--the middle-class suburban folks with [=TVs=]. Thompson was understandably dismayed.
** The city of UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} is notorious for having some of the most vicious sports fans in the nation, no matter the sport. The [[http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/santa/philadelphia.asp "throwing snowballs at Santa"]] incident is ''always'' brought up whenever Philly sports teams are mentioned, and the Eagles' old stadium, Veterans Stadium, had a fully-functional branch of the Philadelphia Municipal Court
(known unofficially as "Eagles Court") in the basement to handle the number of fights that broke out at games.[[note]]Fun fact: the judge of that court, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seamus_McCaffery Seamus McCaffery]], sat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for a while before resigning in disgrace over some distinctly shady dealings.[[/note]] The ''Guardian'' article linked to in the description was talking about Philadelphia Eagles fans, and called the city "the American Millwall". The 700 Level of Veterans Stadium was infamous for being where the worst of the worst among Eagles fans could be found, and was described by TheOtherWiki as being known for "hostile taunting, fighting, public urination and general strangeness."
*** [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-november-2-2009/clash-of-the-cretins This clip]] from ''Series/TheDailyShow'' makes fun of Philly's reputation.
*** In 2009, a Phillies fan [[DisproportionateRetribution fatally shot]] a St. Louis Cardinals fan for wearing a Cardinals jersey after a game in Philadelphia. This happened on the day that Phillies fans also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking flashed a laser-pen in the Cardinal players' eyes when they came up to bat]]. What's even more bizarre is that Cardinal Nation is considered the ''nicest'' fan base (though you shouldn't [[BewareTheNiceOnes push the wrong buttons too hard]]) and generally avert this trope (fights and booing are quite rare at Busch Stadium).
** The Oakland-then-Los-Angeles-then-Oakland-again Raiders fans have a reputation for thuggishness (especially during and after the LA years), so much so that some stadiums ... San Diego (and Anaheim, back when it was the home stadium for the Rams) in particular, due to their proximity to the still-large Raider fanbase in LA... take special precautions when the Raiders are playing there, knowing Raider Nation will be descending in force.
** Massachusetts is also known for sports hooliganry, with both baseball and football. After one Super Bowl, there were cars turned upside down and set on fire in Boston, and at least one murder. And after the Red Sox won the ALCS in 2004, there were celebratory riots all over New England and a death in Boston.
** West Virginia fans burn couches.
*** As have Michigan State fans historically--although more usually for basketball than football. More recently, fans are much, much more likely to just make a joke about setting a couch on fire than actually do it (e.g. one MSU-based intercollegiate club Ultimate Frisbee team was called "The Burning Couch"). A small riot and some actual couch-burning did show up again after the Spartans won the 2013 Big Ten football championship, which was linked to that championship ending MSU's 25-year Rose Bowl drought (as winning the championship earned MSU the Big Ten spot in the 2014 Rose Bowl).
** Texas Tech's Jones Stadium is notorious in Big 12 circles for all sorts things being thrown from the stands. It gets worse when Texas or Texas A&M come to town.
** Basketball example: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacers%E2%80%93Pistons_brawl the Pacers-Pistons brawl]], aka "The Malice at the Palace", which started as a fight between players before a UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Pistons fan threw a drink at Indiana Pacers player Ron Artest, causing the fight to spill into the stands. 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 later changed his name to "Metta World Peace." The irony of this change--especially given that besides the Malice, Artest/World Peace had previously been convicted of domestic violence--was lost on no one. That being said, he does seem to have mellowed out since then.[[/note]]
** In baseball, Giants fan Bryan Stow was [[http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/04/01/sp-giants-fan.html?ref=rss beaten by angry Dodgers fans]] outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011.
** In Canada such supporters emerge from hockey ([[CanadianEqualsHockeyFan of course]]). Montreal has had two riots in 1986 and 1993, both after the Canadiens won UsefulNotes/StanleyCup Finals; Vancouver has had two riots in 1994 and 2011, both after the Canucks lost in Game 7. Montreal also had a riot back in 1955 after Maurice "The Rocket" Richard was suspended for the rest of the season for a violent on-ice incident with a linesman (the Francophone Canadien fanbase thought the suspension was too harsh and that NHL President Clarence Campbell was being racist against Richard's French-Canadian ethnicity).
** The first three times the Chicago Bulls won the NBA finals the city of Chicago erupted into violence in "celebration." It got so bad that during the second "threepeat" finals games Bulls players took to the airwaves basically begging the fans not to riot.
** Portland, OR's Timbers Army seems to have deliberately modeled itself after its English equivalents (although it's ''mostly'' for show)
* It is not uncommon for the local police to patrol the sidelines dressed in riot gear at a high school football game at any town in Argentina, just in case the crowd gets a little too rowdy.
* As bad as hooliganism gets in Europe, it's far worse in South America, and even more so in Argentina. Estimates are 250 people died in roughly 80 years as results of the "Barra bravas" (read: gangs of hooligans), and that's excluding 300 deaths in a match played by the Argentine national squad in Peru. And then there was the 2015 Libertadores incident where Boca Juniors fans pepper-sprayed River Plate ''players'' as they came off the tunnel for the second half of their match (the second leg of their Round of 16 match), which got Boca suspended from the competition.
** Brazil has a problem where the hooligans vandalize town ''celebrating'' instead of rioting.
** Chile has its share of "Barras Bravas" too. Principally, thanks to the most rabid fans of either Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile. Whenever these teams play against each other, it's time to '''run the fuck away''' from wherever they're playing.
* Inverted with the Danish equivalent, the "roligans", who are probably among the nicest football fans in the world ("rolig" is Danish for "peaceful").
* Israel has a team named Beitar Jerusalem, whose fans
[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast la Familia]]) are particularly notorious known not just for being this (coupled with hooliganism, but also for [[AbsoluteXenophobe hardcore xenophobia]] and LowerClassLout behaviour). Their most hardcore fans, known as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast La Familia]], are particularly notorious in this respect. Saner fans of the club insist that [[VocalMinority only a very small portion of the fans actually act like this]], and some right-wing soccer fans believe that the media, which behavior; they believe has a strong leftist bias, conveniently overlook accuse the same behaviour media of overlooking hooliganism from [=HaPoel=] Tel-Avivís fans, because their team is associated with leftist positions. (How true fans due to liberal bias. (The truth of this accusation is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment will not be discussed here]].)
* The infamous friendly {{Inverted|trope}} in UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}, which has a group of fans they call ''roligans'' (''rolig'' is Danish for "peaceful"), who make it a point to be the nicest football fans you'll ever encounter.
* As bad as hooliganism gets in Europe, it's far worse in South America, which takes its football [[SeriousBusiness deadly seriously]]:
** UsefulNotes/{{Argentina}} has the "barras bravas" (read: hooligan gangs), who over the last 80 years have been responsible for an estimated 250 deaths (and that's not counting the 300 people who died during a single Argentina-Peru match). Its most famous rivalry is
between England the two big Buenos Aires sides, Boca Juniors and the Republic of Ireland at Landsdowne Road in 1995 was abandoned when English fans began rioting after an English goal was disallowed (Ireland were 1-0 up at the time). Many speculate that this might not have happened if the River Plate; during a 2015 Copa Libertadores match was played at the then-traditional time for Irish home internationals in the afternoon instead of the evening [[ExecutiveMeddling as mandated by Sky, who held the match's broadcast rights]]. The two countries did not play each other again at soccer for eighteen years, by which time the [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles political issues]] that had fueled the violence were significantly reduced. (Although there was still some trouble over sectarian chanting by elements of the crowd.)
* On a similar note, the Old Firm match-up
between Rangers and Celtic is notorious the two, Boca fans pepper-sprayed the River players as they came out of the tunnel for violence and sectarian chanting, being intimately intertwined with UsefulNotes/TheTroubles - it got to the point where renowned BBC War Correspondent Kate Adie noted second half, which led to Boca's disqualification.
** UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}} famously treats football as if it were a religion, but
that you could tell doesn't mean they're particularly orderly about it; weirdly, their celebrations tend to be more violent than their venting after a loss.
** UsefulNotes/{{Chile}} has its share of "barras bravas"; its biggest rivalry is between Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile, and
when riots and protests were going to start and finish by looking at these two teams are playing, the respective fixture lists.
* A cricket example OlderThanRadio,
rest of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Riot_of_1879 Sydney Riot of 1879]]
city universally stays the hell away.
* The fan clubs of Turkey's UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}}'s hooligans mostly follow the "Big Three" football clubs, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, and Fenerbahçe; their firms have traditionally been extremely organised and well armed, culminating in a nasty incident in 2000 where organized and [[GunNut well armed]] -- and when the national team plays, they have been known to pool their resources. In 2000, a clash with some British hooligans resulted with the deaths of left two British fans. The Brits dead, leading to a government instituted a crackdown on fan clubs afterwards. Despite crackdown. In 2013, the bitter rivalry between the teams, the three groups are not averse to pooling their resources together for national games.
** The 2013 protests in Turkey started in
Beşiktaş turf and their main fan organisation, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87ar%C5%9F%C4%B1_(supporter_group) Çarsi]], quickly Galatasaray firms lent support and equipment to the anti-government protesters, helping coordinate their movements which started on Beşiktaş turf.
* UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}} is not known for being particularly good at football, but they do love it to death,
and resisting almost all the police. When the protests escalated, Galatasaray supporters [[EnemyMine lent their support to Çarsi]]. Fenerbahçe fans, traditionally coming from a background that supported the leading AKP government, did not get involved en-masse.
* In Indonesia, many soccer
big clubs have this, resulting frequently in full-blown riots. Some notorious examples are from Jakarta (The Jak or Jakmania as ''Persija'' (''Persatuan Sepak Bola Jakarta'')fans club), Surabaya (Bonek, the MOST notorious among them all, as fans club of ''Persebaya'' (''Persatuan Sepak Bola Surabaya'')), Bandung (Bobotoh and Viking, both are fans of ''Persib'' alias ''Persatuan Sepak Bola Bandung''), and Malang (Aremania, the fans of ''Arema''). Since Jakarta and Bandung are pretty close to one hooligan groups who will readily start a full-blow riot whenever they play another big club.
* American soccer ([[SoccerHatingAmericans such
as well it is]]) has a reputation for attracting fans who aren't into the sport so much as Surabaya [[ForeignCultureFetish the European sporting atmosphere]], and Malang pair, any match involving those pair of cities that can get pretty violentinclude hooliganism. The worst in this respect are the Portland Timbers and their "Timbers Army", which openly admits that it's all (mostly) just for show.


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* The UrExample of sports hooliganism in Europe is the chariot races that took place in AncientRome and the later UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire. Racers back then would be divided into teams based on the uniform colors they wore -- Red, White, Blue, and Green -- and their fans and spectators would likewise align themselves into these different camps. Much like modern football clubs, the fanbases would often be identified not just by which racing team they rooted for, but also by cultural and sociopolitical issues beyond just the sport -- thus, riots breaking out during games were not uncommon whenever tensions ran high. The most infamous example of these was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nika_riots Nika riots]] in Constantinople, where a fight between the fans of the Green and Blue chariot teams (by then the only ones of significance, the Reds and Whites having small bases and aligned with the Greens and Blues respectively) quickly escalated into city-wide riots that burned down the Hagia Sophia and nearly ''toppled the government of Emperor Justinian'', only being put down by the intervention of General Belisarius, who put them down by killing over ''30,000'' people. Talk about BreadAndCircuses GoneHorriblyWrong.
* What the US lacks in soccer hooliganism, it makes up for in UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball:
** Creator/HunterSThompson, in his 1974 ''Magazine/RollingStone'' article "Fear and Loathing at the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl", credits this to football in TheSixties being the counterculture's answer to baseball; while baseball was family-friendly and "America's pastime", football was what you watched if you wanted to get drunk, get high (if that was your thing), and get into fights. Things only changed when sports on TV became a thing, and football was much better suited for TV than baseball[[note]]Specifically, the ball was easy to see, the games were all more or less the same length, it was well-suited for commercials, and it was just more dramatic and action-packed. Baseball was better suited for radio (where you could just chat and interrupt your banter when something happens), and it was only in TheSeventies that broadcasters figured out how to make it exciting on TV (namely by focusing heavily on player movement rather than the ball).[[/note]] -- the explosion in popularity led to NFL owners building bigger stadiums to attract a richer, more middle-class clientele. Thompson was [[ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked understandably dismayed]].
** 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 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).
** Even UsefulNotes/CollegeFootball has its share of hooliganry, especially as the fans are almost all young, impressionable, inebriated college students. West Virginia fans have a habit of burning couches, and Texas Tech is notorious for throwing things from the stands (especially when rivals Texas or Texas [=A&M=] come to town).
* While UsefulNotes/{{baseball}} is considered a sweet EverytownAmerica sort of outing, it does have its share of hooligans:
** 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.
** Although UsefulNotes/{{California}} seems like a generally mellow place, the rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers is always heated, and one Giants fan in L.A. [[http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/story/2011/04/01/sp-giants-fan.html?ref=rss was beaten to within an inch of his life]] at the first game of the season in 2011.
* 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.
* UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} has [[CanadaEh three big stereotypes]] in fiction: it's really cold, the people are really nice, and [[CanadianEqualsHockeyFan the people really love hockey]]. The last bit is true, and it can sometimes manifest itself violently (contradicting the nice-guy stereotype):
** UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}} is known for not reacting quietly to anything that happens to the hometown Canadiens, whether positive or negative -- you're advised not to park too close to the Bell Centre when the Habs are playing a big game, because the fans might choose to trash your car. The most famous hockey riot in Montreal took place way back in 1955, when the Habs' best player, Maurice "the Rocket" Richard, was suspended for the rest of the season and the playoffs for a violent on-ice incident with a linesman. This had socio-cultural implications -- the Francophone fanbase thought the suspension was motivated by racism by the largely Anglophone NHL bigwigs, and when league president Clarence Campbell made the unfortunate choice to see a game in Montreal shortly after the suspension, the fans [[ProducePelting pelted him with whatever they could find]]. Then someone set off a tear-gas bomb, which led them to evacuate the building and force the Canadiens to forfeit the game.
** UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} has picked up this reputation as the hometown Canucks have picked up a reputation for EveryYearTheyFizzleOut; their two most notorious riots happened after the team lost a decisive Game 7 of the UsefulNotes/StanleyCup Final in 1994 and 2011. The 2011 riot was particularly interesting because it [[MemeticMutation hit the Internet]], whose denizens were befuddled as to why nice-guy Canadians were suddenly turning violent (and also the two people who appeared to be making out in the middle of the street).
* You wouldn't think UsefulNotes/{{cricket}} would lend itself to riots, being stereotypically associated with the QuintessentialBritishGentleman who'll break for a SpotOfTea. But the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Riot_of_1879 Sydney Riot of 1879]] (which is OlderThanRadio) was an incident at an England-Australia match where a controversial umpiring call, which went in England's favour, sparked the irate Aussies into storming the pitch and attacking the English cricketers.
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An UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball supporter who arguably takes the "support" part more seriously than the football. Portrayals (and RealLife examples) tend to range along a sliding scale of criminal behaviour. Some are fans who've gotten drunk and found themselves in a BarBrawl, while others are organised "firms" -- gangs formed on the basis, not of ethnicity or home turf, but of the members' favoured team. Strongly associated with the UK, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_hooliganism as pointed out]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], prevalent all over the world -- even [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2005/dec/07/ussport.football within the US]], at least according to ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''. Hooliganism was so rife in 1980's England (for example, contributing to disasters like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_Disaster Heysel]]) that UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher formed a "war cabinet" to deal with the problem; ironically, measures put in place to stop it resulted in the tragedy at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Hillsborough]]. Thankfully, further measures put in place have all but stamped this problem out.

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An UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball supporter who arguably takes the "support" part more seriously than the football. Portrayals (and RealLife examples) tend to range along a sliding scale of criminal behaviour. Some are fans who've gotten drunk and found themselves in a BarBrawl, while others are organised "firms" -- gangs formed on the basis, not of ethnicity or home turf, but of the members' favoured team. Strongly associated with the UK, but [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_hooliganism as pointed out]] on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], prevalent all over the world -- even [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2005/dec/07/ussport.football within the US]], at least according to ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]''. Hooliganism was so rife in 1980's England (for example, contributing to disasters like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heysel_Stadium_Disaster Heysel]]) that UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher formed a "war cabinet" to deal with the problem; ironically, in a bitter irony, measures put in place to stop it resulted in the tragedy at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster Hillsborough]]. Hillsborough]], which was blamed on hooligans by the government, the police and ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Sun]]'', which printed the notorious 'The Truth' headline to smear fans. Thankfully, further measures put in place as a result of the 1990 Taylor Report have all but stamped this problem out.
out and British police are considered to be ''the'' experts worldwide on handling hooliganism.



** Specifically, he's talking about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster the Hillsborough Disaster]] where 96 deaths were caused by failures in crowd control leading to a dangerous crush. This was not actually caused by hooliganism, but measures that had been taken to curb hooliganism contributed in large part. Specifically sections of the stadium (called pens) were fenced off from each other to keep fans from clashing. Improper crowd control had officials directing more and more people into a single pen as the game was starting. As there was nowhere to go, people were crushed to death.

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** Specifically, he's talking about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsborough_disaster the Hillsborough Disaster]] where 96 deaths were caused by failures in crowd control leading to a dangerous crush. This was not actually caused by hooliganism, hooliganism (though everyone blamed it on hooligans), but measures that had been taken to curb hooliganism contributed in large part. Specifically sections of the stadium (called pens) were fenced off from each other to keep fans from clashing. Improper crowd control had officials directing more and more people into a single pen as the game was starting. As there was nowhere to go, people were crushed to death.



* The popular table football game ''TabletopGame/{{Subbuteo}}'' incorporated a lot of clever marketing gimmicks which meant if you had enough time and money, you could buy from a formidable catalgue of extras that meant your tabletop footballers could eventually turn out in their own stadium, complete with stands, working footlights, scoreboards, advertising hoardings, TV crews, St John's ambulancemen, cigar-smoking manager and subs in the dugout, policemen, stewards, programme salesmen, pie stall.... some fans of the game turned their Subbuteo playing areas into an art-form not unlike model railway layouts. Whilst the official Subbuteo vendor sold fans in packets of fifty to populate your model terraces, other enterprising and strictly unofficial vendors added topics the licenced dealers frowned on. In the form of Subbuteo soccer hooligans and [[http://www.subbuteoworld.co.uk/media/subbuteoworld/splash8.jpg streakers]] (male and female; photo is SFW) that in an expanded rule set could be randomly deployed to disrupt matches... fully equipped riot policemen soon followed.

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* The popular table football game ''TabletopGame/{{Subbuteo}}'' incorporated a lot of clever marketing gimmicks which meant if you had enough time and money, you could buy from a formidable catalgue catalogue of extras that meant your tabletop footballers could eventually turn out in their own stadium, complete with stands, working footlights, scoreboards, advertising hoardings, TV crews, St John's ambulancemen, cigar-smoking manager and subs in the dugout, policemen, stewards, programme salesmen, pie stall.... some fans of the game turned their Subbuteo playing areas into an art-form not unlike model railway layouts. Whilst the official Subbuteo vendor sold fans in packets of fifty to populate your model terraces, other enterprising and strictly unofficial vendors added topics the licenced dealers frowned on. In the form of Subbuteo soccer hooligans and [[http://www.subbuteoworld.co.uk/media/subbuteoworld/splash8.jpg streakers]] (male and female; photo is SFW) that in an expanded rule set could be randomly deployed to disrupt matches... fully equipped riot policemen soon followed.



** In the episode "Marge Gamer," Lisa joins a soccer team (with Homer as a ref) and "flops" her way out of penalties and such. When called out on it, she watches a documentary about about flopping in a game that caused a riot. The riot lasted for ''23 years''. In Brazil, a riot broke out that was so severe, it 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 the episode "Marge Gamer," Lisa joins a soccer team (with Homer as a ref) and "flops" her way out of penalties and such. When called out on it, she watches a documentary about about flopping in a game that caused a riot. The riot lasted for ''23 years''. In Brazil, a riot broke out that 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."



* The UrExample to sports hooliganism in Europe may be the chariot races that took place in AncientRome and the later UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire. Racers back then would be divided into teams based on the uniform colors they wore--Red, White, Blue, and Green--and their fans and spectators would likewise align themselves into these different camps. Much like modern football clubs, the fanbases would often be identified not just by which racing team they rooted for but also by cultural and sociopolitical issues beyond just the sport and thus, riots breaking out during games were not uncommon whenever tensions ran high. The most infamous example of these was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nika_riots Nika riots]] in Constantinople. A fight between the fans of the "Green" and "Blue" chariot teams (by then the only ones of significance, the "Reds" and "Whites" having small bases and aligned with the "Greens" and "Blues" respectively) quickly escalated into city-wide riots that killed over 30,000 people, ''burned down the Hagia Sophia'', and nearly toppled the government of Emperor Justinian. Talk about BreadAndCircuses GoneHorriblyWrong.

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* The UrExample to sports hooliganism in Europe may be the chariot races that took place in AncientRome and the later UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire. Racers back then would be divided into teams based on the uniform colors they wore--Red, White, Blue, and Green--and their fans and spectators would likewise align themselves into these different camps. Much like modern football clubs, the fanbases would often be identified not just by which racing team they rooted for but also by cultural and sociopolitical issues beyond just the sport and thus, riots breaking out during games were not uncommon whenever tensions ran high. The most infamous example of these was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nika_riots Nika riots]] in Constantinople. A fight between the fans of the "Green" and "Blue" chariot teams (by then the only ones of significance, the "Reds" and "Whites" having small bases and aligned with the "Greens" and "Blues" respectively) quickly escalated into city-wide riots that killed over 30,000 people, ''burned down the Hagia Sophia'', and nearly toppled the government of Emperor Justinian.Justinian, only being put down by the intervention of General Belisarius who put them down by killing over ''30,000'' people. Talk about BreadAndCircuses GoneHorriblyWrong.



* English Football became the most iconic example of hooliganism during the 80's. Almost every club had 'firms' who would arrange punch ups with opposing firms from other sides. This would cumulate in the disaster at Heysel, at the time the whole game was a mess, with stadia crumbling and not being up to standards (to the extent that, barely a fortnight before the Heysel disaster, 56 fans had perished in an horrific grandstand fire at Bradford City's Valley Parade stadium) and loose regulations about drinking for example. Measures put into place like catch fencing would lead to Hillsbrough where even more people died. The Taylor Report which arose from those events called for several new rules and regulations like no alcohol allowed inside the stands and all seater stadiums. Despite the occasional riot breaking out the problem has been all but solved.

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* English Football became the most iconic example of hooliganism during the 80's.80's, to the point where it became known as 'La Malaise Anglaise'. Almost every club had 'firms' who would arrange punch ups with opposing firms from other sides. This would cumulate culminate in the disaster at Heysel, at the time the whole game was a mess, with stadia crumbling and not being up to standards (to the extent that, barely a fortnight before the Heysel disaster, 56 fans had perished in an horrific grandstand fire at Bradford City's Valley Parade stadium) and loose regulations about drinking for example. Measures put into place like catch fencing would lead to Hillsbrough where even more people died. The Taylor Report which arose from those events called for several new rules and regulations regulations, like no alcohol allowed inside the stands and all seater stadiums. Despite That, much better policing, travel bans on known hooligans looking to cause trouble abroad and clubs being very quick to ban hooligans from club property for life to protect the occasional riot breaking out new family friendly image, has all contributed to the phoenix like resurrection of English football, resulting in the globally popular financial juggernaut of the UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague. Indeed, the problem has been all but solved.solved, with crowd trouble being a distinct rarity, and British police are known worldwide as ''the'' experts on crowd trouble.


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* Russian fans have an extremely bad reputation as football hooligans, to the point where they're steadily displacing English fans in the popular image of the football hooligan - ironically, their football firms are heavily modelled off English hooligan firms.


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* On a similar note, the Old Firm match-up between Rangers and Celtic is notorious for violence and sectarian chanting, being intimately intertwined with UsefulNotes/TheTroubles - it got to the point where renowned BBC War Correspondent Kate Adie noted that you could tell when riots and protests were going to start and finish by looking at the respective fixture lists.
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* The third volume of ''ComicBook/{{Stumptown}}'' features the Timbers Army, the...shall we say ''spirited'' fans of the Portland Timbers. Scenes set at the opening Portland/Seattle game have Timbers chants as a wall of words that take up a fair amount of the background of every scene, advocating the burning down of Seattle in its entirety. And then a Timbers fan gets assaulted after the game...

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* The third volume of ''ComicBook/{{Stumptown}}'' features the Timbers Army, the...shall we say ''spirited'' fans of the Portland Timbers. Scenes set at the opening Portland/Seattle game have Timbers chants as a wall of words that take up a fair amount of the background of every scene, advocating the burning down of Seattle in its entirety. And then a Timbers fan gets assaulted after the game... The league are terrified by this, as they tolerate aggressive chanting but know that any hint of real European- or Latin American-style violent hooliganism will probably destroy the sport again for a generation.
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