'This is not football, lads'
27 years ago Riaz Khan was a member of the notorious Leicester City hooligan firm, the Baby Squad. The shy son of Afghani
Meanwhile Russian fans set off a flare during their match.
Other fans could be seen singing about Jamie Vardy, though there appeared to be better behaviour on display (apart from drinks
We face the prospect of England doing well enough on the pitch to progress in the tournament, but badly enough off the pitch to be sent home early. That would be a pity, not just for the team itself, but for the country as a whole.
Romero was magnificent, his stiff kicks prompting full-throated 'Rocky' chants. An intelligent wrestler, he wove a good story with Bodom, including plenty of pops and notably Romero clinging spider like to the ropes to avoid offences from his opponent.
My wife is from Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) which has around 11 million passionate football fans who are mad about either Grêmio or Internacional. In case you do not know, Grêmio is where Ronaldinho got his initial break. While I was living there in the state's capital (Porto Alegre), I got a ticket to the "Grenal" which is the name given to the fiercely contested derby match...
Tottenham Hotspur fans were set upon by about 50 masked thugs making Nazi salutes ahead of a football match in France. The
This week, there was promising progress in the ongoing battle for football fans to get their voices heard. After mammoth efforts from organisations such as Supporters' Direct and the Football Supporters' Federation, as well as individual fans, the Culture, Media and Sport select committee have recommended what is surely obvious - that supporters' opinions deserve to be heard.
Football is tribal, football is cathartic, football is where you get to let off some steam after gritting your teeth all week. And, for all of that, you need someone to hate.