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What Do You Think Of The Rules Addressed To Football Fans?

Discussion in 'Italian Sport' started by Rosie, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. I'm not a fan of football but I know how important it is to others. I recently found out that there are certain rules for fans too, not only for the players. One of them says that is fans behave badly and start fights and trouble, their team will actually be punished.

    What do you think? Do you agree this is a good rule to calm things down a bit or do you think that fans should be allowed to do as they please, even if they hurt others?
  2. I'm not that much of a football fan so I can't express an opinion from the heart. However, I think that at times, football fans can get a bit too loud and violent and that seems like one way to cool them down. You can't start beating people up just because they like the other team!
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  3. I totally agree with Francesca.
  4. Football in Italy often has a political undertone to it so whilst you may see football fans in the UK fighting out of a sense of localism, Roma v Lazio for example has the added political dimension of Lazios (alleged) facist sympathies v Romas (alleged) socialist sympathies. Berlusconi owning AC Milan also added to the mix.
  5. I think it's a good rule. The fans represent the team too at the end of the day. AC Milan had their fans banned from their matches and their games were played behind closed doors for a while as a form of punishment to the fans who had been racist (if my memory serves me).
  6. It's a good rule, the main problem about it is to identify and punish the fans, most times the club is punished and the fans that caused the problem are not. So yes, create a mechanism to identify fans and punish them.
  7. I think rules like that are necessary, but even they are not enough to fully control the football fans. It's a very specific subculture. I think the football teams are not really bitter about this rule, since they must know that it's kind of a necessity. I don't think that football teams are punished all that often anyway.
  8. I think it's a good rule because it will incentivize the clubs to be more vigilant in dealing with the hooligan element in the sport. They can't abdicate responsibility when they will be threatened with punishment themselves. You're always going to get idiots that are happy to small an event for everyone. But if clubs make efforts to crack down on this minority, it can only be good for the sport.

  9. You are right sometimes passionate fans can get very fanatical and hence can cause a lot of problems if they are not properly controlled.

  10. You are right sometimes passionate fans can get very fanatical and hence can cause a lot of problems if they are not properly controlled.

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