ALL THAT RUNNIN' AROUND AIMLESSLY IS MAKIN' ME ANGRY
How long before the world wakes up and just outlaws soccer?
Yesterday, flares were thrown during a game in Milan. Lit flares.
Today, Juve and Liverpool fans threw bottles, chairs - anything their drunken hands could get - at each other. An hour long riot followed.
From Reuters - "Fears had long been raised that hard-core Juventus fans would cause trouble at the game, seeking revenge for the 1985 Heysel Stadium tragedy. Thirty-nine fans, mainly Italians, died after a wall collapsed following a charge by Liverpool fans before the European Cup final in Brussels."
Is this a sick joke? It's a SOCCER MATCH. How could anyone get that drunk, that crazy, at a game that's that boring?
Americans are a violent bunch, to be sure, but we're far more civil than our European brothers at our meaningless sporting events. And as anyone who follows sports knows, that's saying a lot.