This is one Brazilian team’s simple solution to ending soccer violence
juin 12, 2015 § Poster un commentaire
In South American soccer, fans like a fight.
Earlier this year, a soccer riot after the Rio de Janeiro state championship brought not only fights between opposing fans, but what the police called a « new phenomenon in Brazilian football: fights between fans of the same team. » In 1969, a post-game fight between fans of Honduras and El Salvador brought national hostilities to the fore and sparked the beginning of what became known as the « football war. »
A Brazilian soccer team has now taken an unusual and extraordinary measure to curb hooliganism: to attend a match, fans of Sports Club Internacional (link in Portuguese) had to agree to walk with a fan of the opposing team to the stadium and then sit with that person for the whole game, according to Fast Company.
The Porto Alegre-based club said the policy was received well; it has already repeated the initiative in two more…
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