Through either the power of ABBA or the threat of their team’s expulsion, some Russian fans have taken to heart the need for them to stop kicking the shit out of rival supporters, and instead commune with their soccer-loving brethren. Take the above picture Sky reporter Paul Kelso snapped with some older Russian…
Even if more than a couple bigwigs in Russian sport don’t, UEFA apparently does take seriously the problems that Russian hooligans have caused so far in this Euro 2016 tournament—namely, of course, the problem of them beating the life out of dozens of English fans. Today, UEFA announced stiff penalties for the Russian…
While “fan” violence in Europe in 2016 is, sadly, by no means out of the ordinary, the kinds of sustained and coordinated attacks we’ve seen at such a high-profile international event like Euro 2016 these past few days is pretty shocking. We have Englishmen taunting local fans, locals orchestrating quick hit-and-runs…
The Ryan Howard era is grinding to an ignominious end, but when Howard grounded out as a pinch-hitter to end Saturday’s home loss to the Brewers, one fan allegedly took things too far.
Warriors fans got to enjoy their team winning a championship last year then 73 regular season games this year, so they’re understandably shaken up by their team’s unfolding capitulation to the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder. When fans become Mad Online, they tend to threaten violence upon haters, doubters, and really…
Liverpool are currently taking on Sevilla in the Europa League final. Seeing how important this game is for both clubs, it’s no wonder many fans made the trek to Basel to support their team in person. Like this Liverpool fan, for instance, who seems to be enjoying himself:
Sure, relegation from the top division sucks. We get that. But seriously, Eskişehirspor fans? Setting the stadium on fire? That’s what’s hot in the streets? Really?
Right now, West Ham and Manchester United should be well into a crucial Premier League match, the final one at West Ham’s famed Boleyn Ground stadium. Instead, police postponed the game for 45 minutes because West Ham fans went crazy United’s team bus:
The gruesome stomping out you see above was just one instance of fan violence that occurred during this weekend’s CSA vs. CRB rivalry match. After the game ended 0-1 in favor of CRB, which won them the local state championship at stake, dozens of opposing fans streamed onto the pitch and started fighting:
In between periods of Thursday’s game, a bunch of mooks in Capitals jerseys outside of the arena heckled a Penguins fan doing an on-camera interview. At least one of them yelled “You are faggots,” and “You suck cock.”
IFK Göteborg were set to host Malmö for a regularly scheduled, 90-minute Swedish league match yesterday. But towards the end of the game, some fans threw a huge firecracker at Malmö’s Tobias Sana, and Sana returned the favor by firing one of the corner flags javelin-like in the fans’ direction, and the rest match was…
MLS fans agitating players and getting into fights in the stands? Maybe they really are getting the hang of this soccer thing, after all!
We can’t embed the video, so go watch this clip of an adult brawl at a Florida Little League game, shot from behind an immobile, heartbreakingly tiny catcher who can only look on at the carnage. Keep blocking that plate, you poor little guy.
So, let’s get a few things out of the way:
Stories about violence during soccer matches are becoming so routine that they don’t really need much in the way of a lead-in. Alhaurín de la Torre’s 24-year-old forward Samuel G.P. played an away match for the club’s B-team on Sunday. At the end of it, some fans stormed the field and apparently tried to kill him.
What was already a bad week for asshole soccer fans in Europe got worse yesterday, after video that appears to show a group of men—allegedly Sparta Prague fans in town for their team’s Europa League match against Lazio—tormenting and abusing a homeless woman, with one even urinating on her.
In case you were wondering if the kind of senseless violence against referees so commonly seen in South American and lower-level European soccer has also infiltrated the game in Africa, this video of a Congolese ref getting brutally beaten by fans for no apparent reason should resolve your curiosity.
While Jamal Crawford was shooting free throws during Tuesday night’s game against the Spurs, the NBA TV mics picked up a high-pitched Spurs fan attempting to heckle his teammate J.J. Redick:
PSV and their fans are in Madrid today ahead of their Champions League clash with Atlético. Apparently not sufficiently entertained by their food, drinks, and conversations in the Plaza Mayor, the visiting Dutchmen decided to have some fun at the expense of some beggars by chucking coins onto the ground and laughing…
Two clowns at Tuesday’s Red Wings-Blue Jackets game argued and threw punches at each other before security intervened. It’s unclear what prompted the brawl, but it was most likely very important.