>Heard this before??
1. Football fans have gone on the rampage and attempted to blame the local council for it.
2. Club announces these weren’t real fans but actually thugs who have latched onto the UEFA Cup Final.
3. UEFA says it is powerless to do anything about it.
It’s the old bad record eh? Those in power are unable to act until people start dying. Why? Because there is too much money and too small balls involved. And of course when people start dying, governments are forced to intervene and we start to wonder how qualified everybody else is.
So nothing will really happen, a bit like Liverpool in Athens in 2007, Spurs in Seville in 2007, Rangers ‘ racist chanting since time began, Roma’s knife wielders and Zenit’s racist thugs. But there is little UEFA can do about it. They are only the governing body here and are much more adept at ignoring diving players and enforcing petty regulations. This lack of political clout and will would never happen in the States. It’s a pity we don’t have their fortitude to get the house in order with the endless committees, 30 something countries and intrinsic, hypocritical values that pervade the Europe and it’s old culture.
Fucking bullshit. Who pays for Manchester City Centre’s clean-up, the police bill, the emotional traumas? Not the fans clearly. It won’t be Rangers. It wasn’t their True Blue fans was it? It won’t be UEFA who are pensively avoiding the issue.
I have a solution. Ban Rangers for a year. sounds simple yeah? But would it help? Well it would help city centre cleaners, the police, the general public and ethnic minorities get a better night’s sleep. For a year at least.