Letter: Football thugs

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Football thugs

Sir: Barry Fantoni (letter, 26 June) notes that no one has called for the reinstatement of National Service for football hooligans.

I was struck by the drunken, ill-disciplined and disorganised efforts of the English fans against the French police. They were all over the place. Their German counterparts marched soberly down the streets in a display of force that could only have been achieved by professional training. Our football hooligans need a dose of military training to get them up to the standard of German hooligans, who clearly benefit from conscription.