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ASG2010-05-04 07:18:16 +0000 #1
What is the deal with fans in italy, why are they so violent? and what would you do or change in italian soccer to have more fans in the stadiums!


The curse of Italian football thuggery continues as Siena supremo Paolo De Luca was allegedly subjected to an attack by hooligans as he was leaving the Stadio Artemio Franchi following his side's 2-0 defeat by Fiorentina.

"They fortunately didn't manage to massacre us, but hundreds of them tried," he claimed.

"Our car had just left the stadium when we were firstly insulted and then circled by hundreds of fans, who then started to kick our vehicle.

De Luca added,

"These people make me sick, they deserve prison."

Local police eventually escorted the Siena boss to safety.(eurosport)

"Under the new legislation, a large number of surveillance cameras have been installed in and around grounds while match tickets now carry allocated seat numbers in a crackdown on hooliganism.

Fans who have been involved in trouble before can now be banned from stadiums while those who disrupt games by invading the pitch or throwing missiles face heavy penalties.

Crowds at Serie A matches are down 20 per cent compared with last season."(yahoo)

Something needs to be done, WHAT IS IT?

Rompip2010-05-04 07:29:26 +0000 #2
I am a South African of Italian descent, so it hurts me to hear these things. Italian fans are becoming like the English fans were in the 80's/90's.
theman2010-05-04 07:50:31 +0000 #3
I know Inter's fans could of badly injured Dida. In the end he had a minor injury but it was very dangerous.
ItalianBoy2010-05-04 08:16:11 +0000 #4
Let's not get things out of hand. These stuff happens everywhere. In Brasil there was 3 deaths given to fights between cluibs yet nobody said anything. Lets not blow this out of proportions.
soccerates2010-05-04 07:37:17 +0000 #5
Agreed. England still exports a higher percentage of hooligans outside of their domestic league, but they had laws passed years ago that allowed an increase in security measures within the EPL to keep the small percentage idiots out of the stadiums. Due to last years Inter/AC CL match incidents, the Italian league has now had legislation passed that will allow the same thing to happen.

Don't be fooled and believe that the minority of fans are the majority of fans. The trouble makers are still a minority, and as soon as the stadiums are cleaned up, the decent sporting fans will return!



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