Letter: Football thugs

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Sir: I support your proposal that England should withdraw from the World Cup (leading article, 16 June). If we act now, while we are doing well in the competition, we might just be able to salvage some honour from a thoroughly disgraceful situation.

It might also be possible to convince those "decent" English supporters who continue to tolerate the existence of hooligans within their number that the problem really does concern them and that they need to do more than wring their hands and excuse themselves. How many thugs, I wonder, have been handed over to the police by these "decent" supporters?