These two squads have a long history of not getting along. Here are highlights of their latest match and a good idea of how much fun the Euro 2012 Championship Tournament really is.
Do you really need to say more than that? The Poles are obviously not messing around, as evidenced by an editorial in the English-language Krakow Post newspaper aimed at visiting fans from the UK, that asserted that local law enforcement agencies were MORE than ready to tackle any hooligan threat at England’s southern Poland base camp during the Euro 2012 soccer championships.
“The Polish police are going to come down on troublemakers like a bag full of anvils and you don’t want to be there when it happens. Krakow has a long history of hooligan violence — the local police have seen it all before and they will ruin your day if you try it on.
Poland’s anti-hooligan squads are armed with: Shotguns firing baton rounds that probably won’t kill you as long as you’re 30m away, a truck-mounted water cannon affectionately known as ‘the typhoon’, a high-tech sonic cannon that can make you wet yourself on its lowest setting, dogs trained to bite you directly in the testicles.”
That does raise some interesting questions: are these dogs trained to bite one’s testicles, or are they breed to do so? Either way, is there any way to be certain they won’t do it once they’re “retired” from the hooligan squad, especially after they’ve acquired a taste of scrotum meat?
And are we looking at an interesting addition to the Westminster Dog Show in 20 years? Will we hear the booming voice of the ring announcer say, “The Polish Testicle Biting Terrier was originally breed to attack the man-parts of visiting soccer hooligans. They make wonderful family pets, except for the occasional attack on the owner’s balls. This is Polish Testicle Biting Terrier Number 16, “Grandpa’s Nasty Surprise.”
Source: The International News
Call it preventive medicine.
Police in Britain have arrested three known troublemakers and confiscated their passports before they could get on a plane to travel to the Euro 2012 soccer tournament in Poland. Apparently this is a pretty common practice with “known” hooligans, to prevent them from causing trouble in the host countries. They’re supposed to turn in their passports before the events (keeping them from traveling) and if they don’t they get pinched.
No they haven’t done anything wrong . . . yet, but apparently their history made authorities believe they would.
Source: Fox News
You’re all familiar with soccer hooligans, aren’t you? Tough guys who always want to brawl with other soccer fans, get into it with the police and generally cause trouble without regard to their own physical safety. Like Liam Melody, 19, of Stanley Gardens, Wallington, a member of the fearsome Holmesdale Fanatics who’s on trial in the United Kingdom for allegedly pushing a stadium steward over a railing during one game and provoking a fight during another. If convicted, he could face a lifetime ban from ALL soccer stadiums in the country.
That is, if his trial ever gets underway.
It was delayed last week after–we’re not making this up!–a partition above the urinals at Croydon Magistrates’ Court fell on his head. Mr. Melody then ran into the courtroom with a gash on his head “crying for his dad” according to reports.
The urinal partition just fell on his head? And there’s no chance he got angry, punched the wall and it fell on his head in a grand example of Karma being a bitch? We may never know, but Melody’s trial is expected to resume soon and we can only home he stays safe until it’s over.
A urinal partition fell on his head?
Source: This is Croydon Today
Would this happen anywhere else in the world? Japanese soccer fans pour out into the street to celebrate their team’s win, but when the traffic light changes they all rush back to the sidewalks as requested by the cops, wait patiently for the light to change, then start partying again.
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Things took an ugly turn, even by football hooligan standards, this week during a Romanian soccer match Steaua and Petrolul Ploiești at Ilie Oana stadium in Ploieșt (You were probably watching it on ESPN9 on your iPhone). In the video, you’ll see the fan in black just jogs across the field and punches Steaua Bucharest defender George Galamaz, breaking his cheekbone. Galamaz was treated and released from a hospital, but will be sidelined for 45 days. The hooligan, Dragos Petrut Enache, was charged with committing a violent act and disturbing public order.
Watch the video below.