Absolutely Moronic

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// April 5th, 2007 // Blog

BBC News: Clashes involving police and fans during the Champions League tie between Roma and Manchester United have horrified football fans.

Some Manchester United fans were attacked before they even reached the stadium.

Steven Fitzsimons, 51, was stabbed in the thigh. He and his five friends had been dropped off at the wrong end of the ground by their taxi driver. Suddenly they were surrounded by six masked Roma fans, all of them carrying knives.

“We were ambushed,” said Steven. “There was no warning.

“I was punched in the back of the head and fell to the ground.

“I have a deep stab wound in the top of my leg near my buttock. So far I have had two minor operations.

“The doctor has said I am a very lucky man. If had been two centimetres to the left it would have hit an artery and I would have been dead on arrival – so I am pretty happy to be here.”

Two of Steven's friends were also stabbed in the backside. One of them is still receiving treatment.

Football hooligans are idiots. Full stop.

5 Responses to “Absolutely Moronic”

  1. Manas says:

    I recently saw the Movie Eurotrip and read in news that Greece has banned all organised sport.

    Perhaps organised sport is not allowed in Islam too. I’m not very sure, though!

  2. Lucyp says:

    Alas, the English exported this a few decades back and our reputation goes before us. Does make me wonder why most of the other nations fans never get into these kind of scrapes.

  3. Faraz says:

    When our hockey team won their last championship in 1993, there was rioting in the streets. No injuries or anything, but millions of dollars in property damage, and lots of arrests.

    And way back in 1955 when our star player was suspended from playing, the whole city went berserk and the downtown core was ravaged by the angry fans. That incident is sometimes considered the cause of a period of massive social change in the province of Quebec, which has lead to the often misunderstood, commonly disliked, but considerably unique character we’re known for today. I don’t think anyone ever thought that passion for a sport would translate into such a wide social movement.

    Sport brings out the most primitive emotions in people sometimes, for better or for worse. I don’t think there’s any reason for organized sport to be disallowed in Islam, but certainly the obsession and blind hatred that comes with it is forbidden. At the same time, the competitive spirit that sports encourage can really help a person as well.

    Like anything, it can be used or abused. Here, their passion is being abused, but I don’t think that should be an argument against organized sport altogether.

  4. iMuslim says:

    Sports are great for keeping fit, and getting an idea of team spirit, and healthy competition… but when people maim and kill in the name of their home team, it is – as i have already said in the title – absolutely moronic. I think lobotomies are in order… or perhaps chemical castration, as it probably has something to do with testosterone!

  5. Lucyp says:

    Testosterone, the main problem to all the worlds ills.

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