Football Violence a la Balkans

#1
"One fan of the Sarajevo football club was killed, and dozens were wounded in Herzegovina’s town of Siroki Brijeg. Sarajevo fans came to support their club in a match with local Siroki Brijeg club. Witnesses described fighting between football fans as a "street war". One police vehicle was set on fire, glass and debris are scattered in the streets, and according to witnesses, there was shooting from automatic guns. Stones were thrown from both sides. Special police forces prevented further violence, and Sarajevo fans were escorted by the police to Mostar.

Injured fans were rushed in several local hospitals.The football match was cancelled. Siroki Brijeg was short on police forces because of a match in Mostar between city’s Zrinjski and Velez clubs. Matches between the two clubs became notorious for fan violence. Managements of Siroki Brijeg and Sarajevo football clubs condemned violence and expressed regret for the killed fan."

Edited to add -source - Bosnia Daily

Another boring weekend in the countryside. Sadly it is estimated that some 25% of you men have ready access to firearms.
 
#4
rickshaw-major said:
Another boring weekend in the countryside. Sadly it is estimated that some 25% of you men have ready access to firearms.
And an even larger perecentage (no doubt) have access to plastic garden furniture but for some strange reason, none seems to have been thrown. :?
 
#5
mistersoft said:
rickshaw-major said:
Another boring weekend in the countryside. Sadly it is estimated that some 25% of you men have ready access to firearms.
And an even larger perecentage (no doubt) have access to plastic garden furniture but for some strange reason, none seems to have been thrown. :?
Killing someone with plastic furniture takes time and patience - and have you even TRIED to take a 6 foot plastic table and half a dozen chairs to an away game?
 

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#6
rickshaw-major said:
mistersoft said:
rickshaw-major said:
Another boring weekend in the countryside. Sadly it is estimated that some 25% of you men have ready access to firearms.
And an even larger perecentage (no doubt) have access to plastic garden furniture but for some strange reason, none seems to have been thrown. :?
Killing someone with plastic furniture takes time and patience - and have you even TRIED to take a 6 foot plastic table and half a dozen chairs to an away game?
Ah, that's where you are going wrong. The idea is to buy one of those blue and white folding jobby's that look like a large suitcase but fold out into a ready-made (and very useful) picninc table and benches. But they rae so deadly that I suspect they may be a banned weapon under the terms of the Geneva Convention ( Subsect 4659/2254: Weapons of Mass Made Construction.)
 
#8
vvaannmmaann said:
Football is still for poofs.
Granted, but poofs with semi-automatic weapons! :twisted:
 
#9
BrokenArrow said:
vvaannmmaann said:
Football is still for poofs.
Granted, but poofs with semi-automatic weapons! :twisted:
BA is right- recently two fecking idiots went to rob an all night petrol station! The mode of travel was bicycles and the weapons of choice were a locally (Yuogoslav) manufactured MG 42 and a rifle. The got the money -and caught but Sherlock Holmes was nowhere to be seen. :D
 
#10
rickshaw-major said:
mistersoft said:
rickshaw-major said:
Another boring weekend in the countryside. Sadly it is estimated that some 25% of you men have ready access to firearms.
And an even larger perecentage (no doubt) have access to plastic garden furniture but for some strange reason, none seems to have been thrown. :?
Killing someone with plastic furniture takes time and patience - and have you even TRIED to take a 6 foot plastic table and half a dozen chairs to an away game?
And lots of practice (allegedly). I think the preferred method is to acquire some at the away game location rather than schlepping them with you.

Seriously, it's a far cry from football in for example Canada where I refused the placard saying 'Go Canada Go' and the only threat I felt was a nasty look for refusing said placard and a slightly annoyed sideways glance when I didn't applaud Canada winning a throw-in. :roll:
 
#12
mistersoft said:
rickshaw-major said:
mistersoft said:
rickshaw-major said:
Another boring weekend in the countryside. Sadly it is estimated that some 25% of you men have ready access to firearms.
And an even larger perecentage (no doubt) have access to plastic garden furniture but for some strange reason, none seems to have been thrown. :?
Killing someone with plastic furniture takes time and patience - and have you even TRIED to take a 6 foot plastic table and half a dozen chairs to an away game?
And lots of practice (allegedly). I think the preferred method is to acquire some at the away game location rather than schlepping them with you.

Seriously, it's a far cry from football in for example Canada where I refused the placard saying 'Go Canada Go' and the only threat I felt was a nasty look for refusing said placard and a slightly annoyed sideways glance when I didn't applaud Canada winning a throw-in. :roll:
Unfortunately armed violence is a bit more endemic in this area of Europe for a whole lot of historical and not so historical reasons. Its a seperate topic but its is why lots of Balkanians of all persuasions are in some form of agreement with the "Hard Man at the Top" option of Government.
 
#13
"You're not ethnic cleansing anymore..." clap-clap-clap!
 
#14
BrokenArrow said:
Granted, but poofs with semi-automatic weapons! :twisted:
Like the HCR?
 
#15
Bit dusty in here. RIP Football Fan, now at the main stand in heaven.
 
#16
scarletto said:
Bit dusty in here. RIP Football Fan, now at the main stand in heaven.
I bet he was doubly pissed off.

He'd just bought a season ticket.
 
#18
Cuddles said:
"You're not ethnic cleansing anymore..." clap-clap-clap!
"Come and have a go if you think you're Serb enough."

"Sing when you're mourning, you only sing when you're mourning"

"You're not breathing anymore."
 
#19
smartascarrots said:
Cuddles said:
"You're not ethnic cleansing anymore..." clap-clap-clap!
"Come and have a go if you think you're Serb enough."

"Sing when you're mourning, you only sing when you're mourning"

"You're not breathing anymore."
"You're going to get your f**king gas left turned on with a candle in the bedroom!"

"The referee's a Dutch UN commander!"

"Chim chiminee chim-chim cheroo, we hate those MUD in claret and blue jumpsuits and purple Yugos!"

"What's it like to have no EU grants for demining?"
 
#20
Do away deaths count double?
 

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