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BBC2 Tonight 9PM - Russian hooliganism

on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 9:53 pm
BBC2 Tonight 9PM

This World...
Russia's Hooligan Army. Might have been worth a watch.... did anyone see it?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08flw2v



This from the BBC -

At the 2016 European Championships, violent clashes between Russian and English supporters in Marseille put the spotlight on Russian hooliganism. Russian hooligans injured over 100 English supporters, beating two into a coma, and it raised serious concerns ahead of Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup. Filmmaker Alex Stockley von Statzer travels to Russia to experience the country's football fan culture first hand. Featuring footage filmed in Marseille in 2016, rare interviews with members of some of the most feared firms like the Spartak Gladiators and Orel Butchers, and new footage of an organised fight for wannabe recruits, this show uncovers a world where brutal violence has become a mark of honour and a symbol of newly resurgent Russian masculinity.

Most Russian hooligans have moved away from the English movement that inspired them in the 70s and 80s. Today they are organised in firms that are teetotal, physically fit and trained in mixed martial arts. Police have enacted new laws promising bans and jail for any fans that cause trouble and are heavily policing stadiums. Alex travels to Oryol to speak to the Orel Butchers who violently attacked English fans in Marseille. We hear one hooligan taking relish in describing a merciless attack by a number of Russians who kicked an England fan in the head - an attack that was also caught on camera.

Alex also travels to Rostov, which will host five games at the World Cup, to film an organised fight in the woods. Here he meets with a local firm getting ready to audition for new members. Young men fight in a no-holds-barred brawl against young fighters from another local firm. It's a vicious clash similar to what was witnessed in Marseille and is one of the hundreds of fights that firms arrange all across Russia.
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Re: BBC2 Tonight 9PM - Russian hooliganism

on Sun 19 Mar 2017, 9:01 pm
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Spartak Moscow's banner during their derby match against Lokomotiv in response to the BBC's documentary on Russian hooligans.

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Re: BBC2 Tonight 9PM - Russian hooliganism

on Thu 06 Apr 2017, 1:06 pm
Couldn't dream it up in the UK, but might be normal elsewhere ...




BBC Sport

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39172314


Russian politician Igor Lebedev proposes legalising football hooliganism

A Russian politician has proposed legalising football hooliganism and turning it into a sport. Igor Lebedev has drawn up rules for "draka" - the Russian word for fight - which he said would involve 20 unarmed competitors on each side in an organised brawl.

Groups of Russia fans were deported from France after repeated scenes of violence at Euro 2016. Russia will host the next World Cup in summer 2018.

Lebedev, who represents the opposition Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, is also on the board of the Russian Football Union. He published the proposal on his party's website, stating: "Russia would be a pioneer in a new sport. Fans arrive, for example, and start picking fights. And they get the answer - challenge accepted. A meeting in a stadium at a set time.''

Following clashes between his country's fans and England supporters at Euro 2016, Lebedev said he "did not see anything terrible about fans fighting".


Thoughts?

Most 'normal' hooligans would get utterly humiliated by fighters who bother to train and actually know what they're doing. If it really went ahead, then the first couple of seasons would be ultra dangerous, sure fire deaths included, before perhaps it organically evolved into a pro-athlete sport. But I doubt that it would ever get off the ground.
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