Italian Soccer Responds to Riot Death

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The Italian soccer federation threatened to suspend games indefinitely after a police officer was killed and more than 70 people were injured when fans rioted at a soccer match.
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uriel

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Feb 5, 2007
 
Hopefully, soccer fans will realize that rioting is not to be tolerated. Suspending the sport should drive that lesson home. Even though soccer hooligans are responsible for starting these riots, the average soccer fan might think twice about joining in the escalation of these riots or risk his sport being suspended.
william

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Feb 5, 2007
 
uriel wrote:
Hopefully, soccer fans will realize that rioting is not to be tolerated. Suspending the sport should drive that lesson home. Even though soccer hooligans are responsible for starting these riots, the average soccer fan might think twice about joining in the escalation of these riots or risk his sport being suspended.
Soccer hooligans are not to be confused with soccer fans. But to stop the violence, you have to stop football altogether.
Rose

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Feb 7, 2007
 
uriel wrote:
Hopefully, soccer fans will realize that rioting is not to be tolerated. Suspending the sport should drive that lesson home. Even though soccer hooligans are responsible for starting these riots, the average soccer fan might think twice about joining in the escalation of these riots or risk his sport being suspended.
The main priority should be finding the man or men responsible for the death of the policeman.

They should maybe offer an amnesty to people who committed less serious offences if they can provide information.
Rose

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Feb 9, 2007
 
Rose wrote:
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The main priority should be finding the man or men responsible for the death of the policeman.
The Italian police have a suspect. He is a 17-year-old neo-fascist.

He is a member of Forza Nuova, a right-wing. The Forza Nuova website names the suspect as Alan di Stefano.

Italian football resumes on Saturday. It seems that there not be anybody in the stands though.

(I read this in today's Independent)
Roccs

Oakville, Canada

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Feb 10, 2007
 
In all honesty these things only happen in Europe for the most part....some call it passion, i believe the Italian soccer has embarassed itself again but will do its best to cover up everything just like the betting scandel........money talks and people just keep getting killed over a soccer games.......
john

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Jan 20, 2009
 
its not true that it is only in Europe. there is alot of rioting in soccer games also in South America.

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Jul 25, 2010
 
john wrote:
its not true that it is only in Europe. there is alot of rioting in soccer games also in South America.
I don't understand why this sport seems to have so many riots.

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