Letter: The best yobs

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The best yobs

Sir: Here we go again! Football opens the old can of prejudice and stereotypes. Imre Karacs juxtaposes the ugly, drunken but harmless English louts with their allegedly more serious and brutal counterparts from Germany, the well-organised youths who look like neo-Nazis and are supposed to be "fascinated with violence" ("More than mere yobs", 23 June).

Isn't it rather sad that we should find solace in the fact that hooliganism is not just a British disease. Let us take a unanimous stance in condemning all football violence, no matter what nationality is involved, rather than indulge in this nationalistic one-upmanship of hooliganism.


Little Shelford,