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    Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    A man has been stabbed in the chest during violence involving "hundreds" of fans outside West Ham's Upton Park stadium during a game with Millwall.

    Fights broke out at 1915 BST and were still raging more than an hour later. A 44-year-old man is stable after being stabbed in Priory Road at 2025 BST.
    BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Violence erupts at London derby





    BREAKING NEWS: Man is stabbed as West Ham and Millwall fans brawl outside stadium | Mail Online

    Very clever ...


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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    Brits rioting at a soccor game; how is this news?
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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Brits rioting at a soccor game; how is this news?
    Tis true

    I don't understand it personally.

    Its just football! What is so special about it that people would fight over it


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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Tis true

    I don't understand it personally.

    Its just football! What is so special about it that people would fight over it
    I agree. I can see people going a little nutz when Beckham takes his shirt off, but other than that, I don't see it.

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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    It is actually very rare with such acts these days so it is breaking news. However if it was to happen then a fight between these 2 sets of fans is a given hehe..
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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    It's a ****ing soccer game for crying out loud. What's to get upset about? I guess if I couldn't drink myself to the point where I wouldn't remember a thing (since it's just a soccer game and all), maybe I'd be upset enough to fight.

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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    It's a ****ing soccer game for crying out loud. What's to get upset about? I guess if I couldn't drink myself to the point where I wouldn't remember a thing (since it's just a soccer game and all), maybe I'd be upset enough to fight.

    Yea, however there was on pitch issues that contributed to the problem.. I believe the ref was not exactly good in what he was doing that night.

    And then there are historical issues. West Ham and Millwall were part of the real "bad boys" of the 1970s. Back then, there was a core fan group who only went to the matches to fight and so on. Those were the real bad old days but we have not seen such acts in the UK for at least 2 decades now.. heck 25 years. So that is why it is breaking news.
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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea, however there was on pitch issues that contributed to the problem.. I believe the ref was not exactly good in what he was doing that night.

    And then there are historical issues. West Ham and Millwall were part of the real "bad boys" of the 1970s. Back then, there was a core fan group who only went to the matches to fight and so on. Those were the real bad old days but we have not seen such acts in the UK for at least 2 decades now.. heck 25 years. So that is why it is breaking news.
    Maybe you didn't pick up the fact that I don't give a rat's ass. To "us stoopid Mericans", it's a fight at a soccer game - big deal.
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    Maybe you didn't pick up the fact that I don't give a rat's ass. To "us stoopid Mericans", it's a fight at a soccer game - big deal.
    And us non-Americans are hardly enthralled by every little thing Obama or his gov't does and yet a lot that gets into the breaking news section. I'm sure if Obama switched toilet paper we'd get 3 different threads on it.
    Last edited by Wessexman; 08-26-09 at 04:16 AM.
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    Re: Violence breaks out in 'large-scale' riot

    Quote Originally Posted by P/N View Post
    Maybe you didn't pick up the fact that I don't give a rat's ass. To "us stoopid Mericans", it's a fight at a soccer game - big deal.
    No I did not miss that, but am trying to explain the back ground for you despite this. My bad for wasting your valuable time!
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