‘The Hooligans Are Still Among Us’

This book explores the issues of football-related violence, past and present, on the railway, as well as incidents in stadiums and city-centres during the 2015/16 seasons and at the Euro Games. It includes a number of personal recollections from retired police officers as well as some proposals for change and an academic view-point. Critically the book features a section on sectarianism and racial abuse within the sport – a very topical subject currently. Whilst observers of the game will quite accurately allude to the fact that things are not as bad as the 1970s and 80s it is worth pointing out that football still suffers from problems inflicted on decent lovers of the ‘beautiful game’ by a significant minority. A couple of extracts on racial incidents are included in the post the first of which was in 2007.

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