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Tonight's Football Violence And Vandalism.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jude Fawley, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    If England win some people smash places up and if England loses even more people smash places up.

    I expect a lot of vandalism in London: vehicles, bus shelters, shop windows etc. Most cities and towns will get it and there will be a lot of violence directed at anything not 'English'.

    Let's just hope it's not too bad.

    The cells will be full!
    sparkleghirl likes this.
  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Let's hope we are better than that.
    BetterNow and sparkleghirl like this.
  3. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Lead commenter

    In my region they are already asking people not to dial 999 unless absolutely necessary due to the huge number of calls they had last weekend.
    sparkleghirl likes this.
  4. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Also this:
    DomesticViolence increases 26% when #England play. 38% if they lose.
    sparkleghirl likes this.
  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    knitone, nomad and sparkleghirl like this.
  6. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I'm sure the majority are better than that and 99.9% will just be happy or sad but, in what I've observed, football seems to be a pathological thing for some people. I just saw my neighbour and said I hoped England won for him tonight. He quickly replied "for us". I don't know who this "us" is. I could do with a night off from the shouting coming through the wall.

    You can see even I am caught up in this thing. For me it's the worry. I'll just be glad when it's all over (as they say).
    LunaBlue123 likes this.
  7. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Oh my god!
    LunaBlue123 and sparkleghirl like this.
  8. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Someone will be along in a minute to contest that, no doubt.
    LunaBlue123 likes this.
  9. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    That's not a like really, just a sad and shocked acknowledgment.
    InkyP likes this.
  10. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    Don't worry, we won't get that bad tonight, some of us have got work in the morning.

    (Speaking as an England fan who, although partakes in no violent or destructive actions themself, recognises the effects of alcohol abuse and the social acceptance of this during such times.)
    coffeekid likes this.
  11. silkywave

    silkywave Lead commenter

    It’s tribal and it’s drink fuelled.
    knitone, monicabilongame and nomad like this.
  12. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    It is such a shame this wonderful occasion should be marred by being associated with mindless yobs. It is very depressing.:(
    knitone and nizebaby like this.
  13. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I've been playing La Marseillaise and Flower of Scotland to try to get "Football's Coming Home" out of my head. It's been there for weeks, on and off, but mostly on.
  14. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I think my sister is on duty tonight. She's a police officer in Blackpool.

    God help her!
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  15. Caoimhseach

    Caoimhseach Lead commenter

    Those numbers are for Lancashire in 2014.
    Celtic v Rangers manage 43%.
  16. koopatroopa

    koopatroopa Senior commenter

    Not when England play, I wouldn't think.
  17. ABCCBA123321

    ABCCBA123321 Occasional commenter

    If the guy next door gets that vuvuzela out again there'll be violence all right. I'm still sleep deprived from the drunken attempts to play God Save The Queen on it at midnight in the garden at the weekend. Next time it won't be the Queen that needs saving.
  18. Caoimhseach

    Caoimhseach Lead commenter

    I was qualifying it, not contesting it.
    The original Twitter posts were incomplete.
  19. Caoimhseach

    Caoimhseach Lead commenter

  20. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Ha! Me too! And sometimes it even comes out loud. Very embarrassing.....

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