The very fact that an Englishman commented on football crime/the lack of safety in Poland and the BBC running a hack job on this IMMEDIATELY makes relevant anything similar, as bad or worse that happens in the UK. IM-ME-DI-ATE-LY..
This is about Euro 2012 and the threat from Neo nazi extremist's and football hooligans. What has the olympics got to do with that? The last time there was a violence associated with the Olympics was in Munich and that was how many years ago?Nojas
The UK government has stepped up security to an unbelievable level in order that it will go off without any trouble. Whereas, the Poles have taken EU money to stage this and have done nothing to prevent these idiots from disrupting the tournament. Get online and try to find any stories regarding football violence in EURO 96, you may find isolated incidents but that's it.
Am I the only one thinking this will be a non-issue? Yes, there probably will be riots. It's European football, there's ALWAYS riots. And it is also likely that it will be the usual suspects like every tournament (Euro/WC) played in Europe: England-Germany-Poland. I think it will be a great summer and a great tournament. Mind you that most of the hools you see on domestic matches, won't be seen on the national ones. Especially pricy Euro-matches.
Because hooligans on a whole don't work? can't afford 120zl for a match? can't travel to the city to look for random fans to 'have a go at' (JUDE RAUS!! as the poles say)