Thank god we don't take soccer as seriously here....
this may be of some local interest
Thank god we don't take soccer as seriously here....
for that matter
Uhmmm would it be bad to say the thought may have crossed my mind a few times? I mean just as an example you've got that damn scorekeeper in EL...
I'm left shaking my head with this one. Kind of like when people die at Wal-Mart holiday sales.
This is why I watch football from home most of the time, SPARTAN BOB!
imagine Bolivia !
These were the weapons confiscated by the police before a Copa Italia match ealier this year.
Going to a European soccer match is a bucket list type of thing for me. I guess I better be wise about which league I want to watch.
Or just make sure it's the last thing on your list.
sounds like it has better be the LAST thing on your bucket list
Not quite fast enough, but I love where your head's at.
Did he actually fear for his life refereeing this game? Time for a new occupation, oops he was killed time for a Funeral, er wait his head is on a pike and his arms and legs are sawed off....WTF?
I'm curious; are you a 6 year old or are you piss drunk at 4PM on a Wednesday?
I'm curious as to why you think the two are mutually exclusive...
We probably hung out in kindergarten.
Genuine "well played" for that one.
Should be a colon. -1
Why are you talking about anatomy? I didn't come here to play school.
Some of these amateur soccer teams have some street gang affiliations and those games can get contentious when you are dealing with cross town rivals.
Not sure about this incident because the article said it happened in a town not known for crime.
I just want to hear the excuse of the guy who brought the sickle and the pike to a friendly neighborhood futbol match.
"Honestly, officer... no premeditation here..."
All of this over a game where you are not even allowed to use your hands.
Anddd this is where next years World Cup is being held? wow
And the Olympics.
I doubt that FIFA or Olypic refs carry knives...That said, I don't mean to start another one of our hotly contested knife-control debates.
It's always interesting how people say that horrible things don't happen in their town and that the perps were from a different town. Reminds me of every Dateline murder episode with all the elderly shocked that "something like this could happen in our town." Well apparently it does and it did.....
Are we really shocked this happened though? Look at the level of violence at soccer matches. 60 minutes did a great piece on this a while ago.
It isn't too much of a shock that there was violence at a soccer match, but this level of violence is pretty crazy. Most times it is beatings and some people may die in the riots, but this is just ridiculous. Roping a guys arms and legs, cutting off his arms, legs and head and then sticking his head on a spike at the center of the pitch? That's insane. Not to mention that it all started because a player pushed the ref down, who then got up and stabbed the player.
This is the craziest soccer related story about violence I have seen, and there have been plenty to choose from.
Not Game of Thrones.
Souza’s brother Francisco then used a sickle to cutting off Silva’s arms, legs and head, which he placed on a spike in the middle of the field, Costa said. He added that Francisco may have been on drugs at the time.
Let's just hope.
The drugs part doesn't concern me as much as the fact the he was carrying around a sickle at a soccer game. Unless he was the team's mascot and their nickname was the "Grim Reapers" or the "Old School Farmers," I think the whole bringing sharp farm implements to an event where passions run high is probably where things took a turn south here.
You never know when you might need it.
As this was from a team south of us I find it best to not judge an entire state by fan behavior.
See, you said "insane" soccer story, and I didn't think you meant it literally. Now I know..
in the opening post.
But once I read the part about dismemberment, I just had to post this:
Wait, it sounds like a lot of them were stabby. He probably recruited all of them.
of the world's soccer fans are semi-civilized sociopaths who are just itching for the slightest reason to engage in bloody idiot savagery over which team is better at kicking a ball around. Religious wars make more sense to me.
of black people are semi-civilized sociopaths who are just itching for the slightest reason to engage in bloody idiot savagery.
Boy, does that make me sound like a racist asshole, doesn't it?
Ok kid, nothing that was said is offensive to anyone other than you. I can tell you this though, you come off like a douche. Just you personally this is not a generalization so it's all good.
Boy, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle and a lot of others are going to be shocked to learn this.
You completely missed the context of my message. I do not feel that way at all.
It seems to me that was more rhetoric than how he really feels. I think he was simply saying that sweeping generalizations about a group of people is wrong. Or he's really racist.
The sociopaths are in every country, of every color, of every ethnic background, of every major religion. Brutal savagery is a universal human inclination, although I would say that men are the prime offenders.
You didn't. You singled out "soccer fans." I think his point was that saying all soccer fans are savage sociopaths is akin to saying the same about black people (or any other group). He could have said "liberals," "blondes," or "asthmatics" and the point would have been the same. Race isn't the only axis upon which generalization is frowned.
Technically, he said "vast majority", not all soccer fans. I guess the debate is how much vast majority, really is!
Regardless, I heard this story a few days ago. Ridiculous. But really, are there other sports/games/competitive events where over-the-top sh*t like this happens across the globe like it does and has been known to happen, in futbol?
But seriously, who doesn't harbor a vendetta against those dreaded asthmatics? Coughing and wheezing and using inhalers all the time... they're obviously thugs.
But actually seriously, quite aside from how offensive it is to generalize about an entire group of people, doing so reveals a certain degree of (for lack of a better term) simplemindedness: that we see people along only one axis, rather than at the intersections of multiple axes.
of liberal blonde asthmatics. One of these days, they're not going to take the abuse any longer, and you'll pay. Don't think you won't pay, you bastards.
If what you are saying is true, going to Paris, London, Madrid, etc. would be like a scene from "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome". I can assure you that none of those places are that cool.
And it doesn't run on pigshit power.
They never should have let Ugeth Urbina out of jail
HAHAHA. Always funny when he resurfaces....
That escalated quickly.. And I thought that headbutt was a little ridiculous.
sad all around. Just a game people
Reminds me of a pretty good movie called "Hooligans". Elijah Wood plays an American visiting his sister in England who gets caught up with the extreme fans of West Ham United. No decapitations but lots of good fights and violence.
Green Street Hooligans*
Good flick though, for sure. Much more fist violence (maybe a few shanks) than complete uprisal beheadings.
Ah right. Thanks for the correction. Green Street Hooligans is what I meant.
Green Street Hooligans.
Fantastic movie, though.
Football Factory with Danny Dyer. Good movie.
Always amazes me that people take any sport this seriously.
only outlaws will have sickles
When I clicked on this post I thought it was going to be about a insane goal or maybe an insane european team signing a 3 year old or something. This is just crazy....Unbelievable to me.
I do want to point out that I have no issue with your title, I was just expecting something else. I don't know how you could describe it more aptly than insane.
There was a story in espn mag about racism involved with soccer fans recently. They really take it seriously.