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Boyceofsummer
06-24-2006, 04:52 PM
English fans involved in two incidents
Posted: Updated: Saturday June 24, 2006 5:01PM

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Police broke up two brief but violent disturbances involving English soccer fans Saturday, arresting more than 120 people the day before England plays Ecuador in a World Cup second-round match.

Following Germany's 2-0 afternoon win over Sweden, English and German fans clashed near outdoor viewing screens in this southern German city. German fans were singing in celebration when England fans began throwing plastic chairs and bottles at them, police spokeswoman Christiane Honer said. Five Germans were injured before officers in riot gear separated the two sides.

Associated Press Television Network video showed officers wading into the crowd and handcuffing at least two people, though police said there were no arrests.

Early Saturday in the same downtown area, police arrested 122 English fans who had been throwing bottles and glasses at passers-by from a pub terrace.

Arriving officers also became targets of what police described as drunken fans. Eventually the disturbance required about 200 police, including British officers who helped calm their compatriots.

No one was injured, according to police spokesman Stefan Keilbach, who those fans will be held until Monday.

About 50,000 England fans were expected in Stuttgart for the England-Ecuador match. They will be greeted with a heavy security presence -- about 1,800 officers on patrol along with British police.

In Munich, where Germany beat Sweden, 49 people were arrested in various incidents, police spokeswoman Veronika Flemisch said. Aside from several arrested for trying to hop the fence into a separate stadium where the game was being broadcast, others were arrested for offenses such as drug possession and public drunkenness.

"I wouldn't call it quiet with all the people in the city, but there's nothing serious," Flemisch said.

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Count Alex's Wins
06-24-2006, 05:05 PM
Crap like this just confirms my belief that soccer is a stupid and boring sport. When you're AT THE ****ING GAME and you resort to this shit, obviously the sport isn't keeping your attention.

Wa-Z
06-24-2006, 05:26 PM
Crap like this just confirms my belief that soccer is a stupid and boring sport. When you're AT THE ****ING GAME and you resort to this shit, obviously the sport isn't keeping your attention.

What do you expect?...it's the most popular sport in the world. Do you think every country will get along?

Marco Polo
06-24-2006, 05:38 PM
They didn't do it during the game. Besides, the rivalry between those two countries makes the Chiefs-Broncos or Raiders rivalry look pale. I'm not a big soccer fan but at least you have to appreciate the magnitude it has for the rest of the world.

SCChief
06-24-2006, 05:45 PM
I was in Stuttgart once when Germany won the World Cup. Absolutely frickin nuts. Throw in kegs of Stuttgarter Hofbrau, and people who do not support the local team... the brawling was insane.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2006, 06:09 PM
Compared to just about anybody, you're a pussy, Boyce.

Bwana
06-24-2006, 06:41 PM
Compared to soccer hooligans, we are pussies.

Who the hell is "we" Boyce, do you have a mouse in your pants?

JBucc
06-24-2006, 08:03 PM
Wow they can throw glass at other people. Those tough SOB's. Hope I don't run into any of them in a dark alley.

Rain Man
06-24-2006, 08:06 PM
The weird thing about these big soccer hooligan fights is the fact that they aren't allowed to use their hands in the brawls.

Moooo
06-24-2006, 08:11 PM
I heard Germany was so excited over their win against Sweden, they decided to invade Poland... true story.

The story I liked was the guy who went into a soccer game... with a machete... why do you need a machete, in the stands?

Moooo

Valiant
06-24-2006, 08:11 PM
The weird thing about these big soccer hooligan fights is the fact that they aren't allowed to use their hands in the brawls.


Have you seen the Russian HOoligan fight that is in the woods anD snow on video.. That was fun as hell to watch, and yes they did not use their hands if i remember correctly...

Boyceofsummer
06-24-2006, 09:07 PM
Compared to just about anybody, you're a pussy, Boyce.

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