Blaming "the yob culture" only fuels the calls to take away the passports of "troublemakers" - ie anyone who the police say is one.
The experience in Italy in 1990 illustrates the police's attitude to arrests in crowds worldwide - hit the person closest to you and then nick them. And the Gardai's truncheon work didn't look too "sophisticated" to me. Still, their targets probably deserved it - short-haired Sun readers to a man, eh, Ian?
Myself, I'll carry on supporting Spurs, hating Arsenal and drinking lager, while Ian dreams about the "gentrification of the beautiful game".
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