Is the atmosphere at football matches too angry? Tell us your experiences

Football fans are often in the news for bad behaviour, but has the atmosphere at grounds changed in recent years?“Football is nothing without fans,” said Jock Stein. Although not every fan contributes to the spectacle of football equally. Some go to matches and act in ways that would not be deemed acceptable anywhere else.They throw missiles, shout racist slurs, yell at referees, taunt players about their dead relatives, punch horses, throw banana skins and travel abroad to support their country and end up embarrassing their country. Spend long enough at a football match and you will see some supporters who are so pent up with anger, frustration and rage that you will be left wondering whether they enjoy the experience anymore or whether they would be better off doing something else with their Saturdays. Continue reading...

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