For example, over here teams are assigned (unoficially) either Loyalist or Nationalist. If you wear say a Ranger's football top (Unofically Loyalist) in a Nationalist area you'll be either: shot, killed, beat up or knifed. And vice versa.
'course you'd need to have a good understanding of the terrorisim in Northern Ireland to understand how bad it is...
Post by Chickensoupcheese on Jun 11, 2003 2:26:19 GMT -5
I am fascinated by Politics, yet couldn't think of something more tedium-inducing than sports. When I see all these mentionings of being beaten it, I remember that it used to be exactly the same years ago in the UK, but the question always on my mind is: "What is the point?" I must be one of a very selective group, but I just don't get why people would be so devoted to football or something.
I find these kind of extremes to be rather "sad", personally. Then again, you sports fans would find some of my obsessions extremely boring as well.
I stick to my guns in saying that Politics and Sport are on completely different wavelengths, however, and the only official service that they make use of is the Police. Of course, I wouldn't want to take them away, as they are effective money-grabbers, and sports are a very profitable industry. The fan violence I would think is just caused by drunk fans who are being very "loyal" (kind of) to their team. I don't think the kind of people involved would actually think about the Politics.
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