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blaise213
Post #61
Friday March 14, 2014 7:23am

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Original post from dolcem

I'm not sure how you've never heard about this but soccer fans are by far the craziest in the world. There is way more violence in soccer than in any other sport. Yeah, these are mostly poorer countries with diets that dont support the monsters that exist in America (last night I watched a documentary on someone who is 700 pounds and can't walk), but they have knives (sometimes guns) and nothing to lose. Doesn't matter how big or tough you think you are, if you show up in Argentina at the wrong place with the wrong shirt, you will get killed by an angry mob.


Dude they aint crazy over here ! Its one step above comic con... LOL

dolcem
Post #62
Friday March 14, 2014 10:21am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from blaise213

Dude they aint crazy over here ! Its one step above comic con... LOL


That's because they're a bunch of whitewashed chicanos. And the real Mexicans won't start anything because they don't want to get deported.

Even the real Mexicans though are really overrated as soccer fans. Most of the Mexicans I've met in Mexico don't know anything about Liga MX or European soccer. I was in Guadalajara on opening day and I walked around the city all day and saw a grand total of two Chivas shirts and maybe five to ten Atlas shirts. Their barra brava is nonexistent, they barely sing songs at games, and other than the bags of urine and batteries, the home support is tame and disinterested (compared to South American soccer fans).

But yeah, the Mexicans are some of the worst fans of the major soccer countries, go to any country in South America and you'll find plenty of violence and people to fight. Some smuggle weapons into the stadium too (the barra brava of my team did that and succeeded in getting all away fans banned from games in Argentina...luckily we didn't get a points deduction).
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navi8132
New York
Post #63
Friday March 14, 2014 3:12pm

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"whitewashed chicanos"?.....what does it mean to be white?

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #64
Friday March 14, 2014 7:47pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from dolcem

That's because they're a bunch of whitewashed chicanos. And the real Mexicans won't start anything because they don't want to get deported.

Even the real Mexicans though are really overrated as soccer fans. Most of the Mexicans I've met in Mexico don't know anything about Liga MX or European soccer. I was in Guadalajara on opening day and I walked around the city all day and saw a grand total of two Chivas shirts and maybe five to ten Atlas shirts. Their barra brava is nonexistent, they barely sing songs at games, and other than the bags of urine and batteries, the home support is tame and disinterested (compared to South American soccer fans).

But yeah, the Mexicans are some of the worst fans of the major soccer countries, go to any country in South America and you'll find plenty of violence and people to fight. Some smuggle weapons into the stadium too (the barra brava of my team did that and succeeded in getting all away fans banned from games in Argentina...luckily we didn't get a points deduction).


I would argue that your generalized statement of soccer being the most violent among spectators would be false, or at the very least not based on any real examination of data that could lead to such a conclusion. By sole virtue of soccer being the most popular spectator sport in the world, you're going to see millions of fans attending matches annually, conceivably exponentially more than any other sport. By this nature the number of games that are marred by violence, as a percentage of totally games annually, is probably the same or less than most of the other major professional sports.

Of course, this is a conceptual assertion without any legitimate facts to support my case...but then, so was yours.

stone88
Post #65
Friday March 14, 2014 8:04pm

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Original post from recycledhumans

I would argue that your generalized statement of soccer being the most violent among spectators would be false, or at the very least not based on any real examination of data that could lead to such a conclusion. By sole virtue of soccer being the most popular spectator sport in the world, you're going to see millions of fans attending matches annually, conceivably exponentially more than any other sport. By this nature the number of games that are marred by violence, as a percentage of totally games annually, is probably the same or less than most of the other major professional sports.

Of course, this is a conceptual assertion without any legitimate facts to support my case...but then, so was yours.


lol

admsghs27
Post #66
Friday March 14, 2014 8:12pm

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I would say world wide from the top popular sports soccer has to be the most violent between fans. People get killed. I know NFL has their fights between fans but soccer fans take it to another level, burn down cities, stadiums etc. But is safe to say the violence has gone down a bit as of late. As back to the notion of Mexico fans behaving bad it is true they always try to start violence no matter who they play but specially when they play USA or an American team. And yes is mostly the ones that are from Mexico, the Mexican Americans misbehave but to a certain point their more educated.

tylercocinas
Post #67
Friday March 14, 2014 9:28pm

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Original post from navi8132

"whitewashed chicanos"?.....what does it mean to be white?


+1, not a very PC way to describe what I would assume to be Americans of Mexican descent.

dolcem
Post #68
Saturday March 15, 2014 2:28am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from recycledhumans

I would argue that your generalized statement of soccer being the most violent among spectators would be false, or at the very least not based on any real examination of data that could lead to such a conclusion. By sole virtue of soccer being the most popular spectator sport in the world, you're going to see millions of fans attending matches annually, conceivably exponentially more than any other sport. By this nature the number of games that are marred by violence, as a percentage of totally games annually, is probably the same or less than most of the other major professional sports.

Of course, this is a conceptual assertion without any legitimate facts to support my case...but then, so was yours.


Well, let's see. There's no violence in any American sports (the occasional "fights" at American football games don't count). Never heard of any violence in European basketball. There sure as shit aint any violence in any baseball leagues around the world. And rugby fans behave very well.

I do know for a fact though that violence is and always has been a huge problem in soccer. The European leagues have cleaned up their hooliganism for the most part (it was really bad in the 80's) but crazy shit still goes down in Eastern Europe (and even Scotland, for that matter). It's a huge problem all over South America, especially Argentina (no visiting fans, this year, for example). Happens a lot in Africa as well.

Soccer is the only sport that matters enough to motivate this type of violence. It's also the most popular sport and naturally it is popular in places where this type of thing is common.

Do I have numbers on hand? No, haven't written any research papers on it recently. But it's common knowledge/sense that there is more violence in soccer than any other sport.
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tjknowsall
Post #69
Saturday March 15, 2014 3:45am

Joined May 2013
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i mean i agree with you, but one sport u left out was hockey. just look at vancouver a couple years ago. hockey isnt huge but its popular enough and there is fighting not just on the rink but all over the place....

dolcem
Post #70
Saturday March 15, 2014 4:39am

Joined Nov 2012
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Forgot about hockey. The only other sport that causes riots. Still nothing compared to soccer, where people die all the time. This year there was supposed to be a final battle between two sections of the Independiente Barra Brava during a game. The police found they'd smuggled a bunch of guns into the stadium (this is in a country where guns are hard to find). There's absolutely no comparison.
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EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #71
Wednesday March 19, 2014 2:35am

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Garza and Corona start

Castillo and Herc on the bench

admsghs27
Post #72
Wednesday March 19, 2014 2:39am

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I think if galaxy gets 1 goal there they will pull it off.

dunlopp9987
Post #73
Wednesday March 19, 2014 3:03am

Joined Mar 2013
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Original post from EKneezy

Garza and Corona start

Castillo and Herc on the bench


Arriola?
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tylercocinas
Post #74
Wednesday March 19, 2014 3:07am

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Welp. That lead didn't last long

stone88
Post #75
Wednesday March 19, 2014 3:09am

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yep, that was quick! lol.

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