Panathinaikos and Olympiakos, the top two teams in the Greek Super League, were supposed to play today in Athens, but an outbreak of fan violence and flare throwing caused the postponement of the game. Here are some surreal photos from the stadium, which I swear are not from The Purge.
Riots delayed yet another major soccer match this weekend as the second Liguilla leg of Atlas vs Guadalajara was delayed 15 minutes for fans running onto the field, attempting to attack Chivas players and the referee, and committing violence in the stands.
Here are some very well-composed photos from a brawl between Dolphins and Packers fans outside of Sun Life Stadium before yesterday's game. According to the photo captions, shirtless bro repped the Packers. He does not appear to have won.
A woman was knocked unconscious and hospitalized after being punched in what's being described as a fight between A's and Giants fans outside of AT&T Park yesterday afternoon. To California and America: please cut this shit out.
Goddamnit. This shit again.
Green Bay cops are doing that thing where they won't officially say whether a fight involving 20-30 people outside Lambeau Field, which saw two arrested and one man hospitalized, had anything to do with the football game. I think we can probably read between the lines, though.
Yesterday was the Superclásico, the big showdown between Buenos Aires sides River Plate and Boca Juniors. As is customary for this derby, there were scores of injuries reported—most of them among stewards in the visiting Boca Juniors' stand. The actions captured in this video, I will never understand—fans savagely…
Two weeks after a politically charged riot at a game in Port Said resulted in 74 deaths, Egyptian soccer's interim chairman says the Egyptian Premier League will resume play once their investigation is completed. When they do come back, matches will initially be played in empty stadiums until the country has a stable…
Supporters of Egyptian side Al Masry invaded the field after today's 3-1 win over Al Ahly in Port Said, attacking Al Ahly players and security personnel. Al Jazeera is reporting that eight people have been killed and more than 60 injured. [via 101 Great Goals]
The PG County mounties who went berserk on a Maryland student celebrating his basketball team's win over Duke last year have been charged with felony assault. Took long enough. This episode made national news and even featured an attempted cover-up, when campus surveillance video of the beating went missing. As it…
The Turkish soccer association has finally permitted its sanctioned teams to play in front of fans again—so long as those fans are women and children who will not riot and attack journalists.
You'd have been forgiven if you didn't think the land that gave us Roger Federer and Toblerone white chocolate was capable of bottle-throwing, stick-swinging, flare-wielding, mace-throwing, cop-scaring hooliganism.
A lively old man on a Rascal (also known as a wheelchair, mobility scooter, or Jazzy, depending on your local parlance) nearly took out a referee in a game between FC Oss and Almere City in the Netherlands on Friday night. Edwin van der Graaf reportedly handed out six yellow cards to Oss, the home squad, which…
KNBR's Damon Bruce supports profiling for allowing fans into games. [UPDATE: Damon was very insistent that he never mentioned or intended a racial aspect to the profiling, and we'll take him at his word. So, keeping out races, no, keeping out thugs who just come to games to start trouble, yes.]
The annual drunk brawl between 49ers and Raiders fans took place this past weekend, and it was, historically speaking, more drunk and brawl-y than usual. In what essentially amounts to a timeout for grown-ups, both teams have requested that the NFL "indefinitely suspend" the annual preseason "Battle of the Bay" so…
"Raiders and 49ers expected to issue a joint statement announcing that their annual exhibition series will be suspended."[Via Tim Kawakami]
Via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee: "'I think when you have a preseason game, when you don't have your regular-season ticket holders coming to the game, I think that plays a big factor into it,' 49ers president Jed York said. He said that's another reason why the NFL wants to eliminate some preseason games in…
We suggested some months ago that Los Angeles might have the most violent fans in America. But now—with two shootings in the Candlestick Park parking lot after last night's Raiders-49ers preseason game—it seems like all of California might have the worst fans.
It is, like, the least surprising thing in the world that this Yankee fan, who got hit in the face with a foul ball, is holding a BlackBerry. His collar is popped under his Yankees t-shirt. Ugh.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have talked a good game in returning their stadium to something that doesn't resemble a gangland Thunderdome where opposing fans get beaten into comas for no discernible reason.