View single post by kargol
 Posted: Sun Aug 11th, 2019 07:40 am
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Joined: Thu Oct 18th, 2007
Location: Brum, United Kingdom
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The football team I support, Birmingham City, is notorious for hooliganism. It's calmed down a lot in recent years, but in 1985 it got so bad that one fan died after he got crushed under a wall.

In the mid 1980s we were generally in the second or third tier but Special Branch had our fans in the top five threats to public order.

So I've seen quite a bit. The outstanding ones are probably someone twatting Viler Jack Grealish last season on the pitch, which was moronic because it basically kickstarted their season, and in 1992 a mass pitch invasion caused by a referee (to be fair, he was so bad, I have to assume he was on a bribe) that saw him get twatted, the game interrupted for 30 minutes while the rozzers cleared the stadium, and then completed behind closed doors. (Said ref never refereed again. I wonder if someone saw the match video.)

On the pitch, in the 2002 derby game against the Vile, we scored our second goal when one of their throw-ins went straight in. Normally that would be a corner but the ball just brushed the goalkeeper's studs. It's an unprecedented incident in English football.