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Response to brentspeak (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:27 PM

3. Have you ever attended a soccer game in Europe?

Every team has it's "hooligans". They have allowed this to be an outlet for aggressive groups for too long. Add all the propaganda heightening people's fears on both sides and it is not surprising at all this happened.

Where are you getting that the Russian fans were particularly culpable? From our mass media? Would you expect to hear anything different?

Oh, and since this was in Europe most of the fans on both sides are European. It has always been difficult for Russian nationals to get short term visas and I doubt it is easy at all in the current climate.

On edit: I just looked at some coverage and it does indeed look like some Russian soccer fans crossed over first. One of the first guys to do so was terribly bloodied in a shot later and got what he seemed to have coming to him.

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