Therefore the following paper will explain through examples whether hooliganism can be named a typical English disease or not. The paper will look into The Heysel incident 1985 and also the Hillsboroughl Disaster of 1989 which were the markers for British society as the Brand leader of football hooliganism. The objective of this research is to understand the factors which participate in football violence and who cause these incidents as shown in the movie Green Street (2005), Cass(2008) , look at the aspects which promote these incidents as seen in major disasters like The Heysel Disaster 1985 and the Hillsboroughl Disaster 1989, analyze the aftermath and the role of media and hooligan firms like The Gooners(Arsenal F.C), the Urchins(Liverpool F.C), the Red Army(Manchester United F.C) (to name a few) in these incidents, hooliganism in England is seen as being a part of community, and providing a good amount of evidence that ‘England/Britain is the brand leader of hooliganism’. The primary texts used in this research are Heysel: what really happened?
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, tackling is associated with 67 percent of catastrophic injuries in football since 1977 (“Sports-related” 7). Tackling is one of the most dangerous actions in all of sports because it can lead to so many different types of injuries. Football was also one of the highest rated sports in head injuries, reported with 46,948 in 2009 (“Sports-related” 2). This shows that football is a very dangerous sport that needs to be regulated. During the last few decades, the concussion rate in the NFL has been rising.
A lot of English football club fans are passionate about their particular team. Most of them have obsessions of football like Nick Hornby. The obsession of football has resulted in Hooliganism in these years. Football hooliganism has been a major important point as a result of some happening. The fans behaviors are impolite especially foreigners or to other fans.
They also got into a fight with their arch enemies, the Longwood gang, who were feared due to their haphazard tendencies to commit felonies activities (Cox 3). They became known for all the crimes they committed which were barbaric. They also became known by the battle they got into with their nemeses. Overall, the High Rip gang was unorganized and savage which is the polar opposite of the Peaky
From as long as we can remember, there has been a militaristic mindset, where we handle all foreign and domestic affairs with violence. The idea of using some sort of force to achieve an end-goal has been imbedded into our society for decades. Whether it be soldiers investing foreign lands and/or raping the women who inhabit it, or the senior on the football team, who uses his power and prestige to do and get away with whatever. Violence can be used as a means of control that occurs in patriarchal societies. Johnson (1997) states that, “what drives patriarchy as a system is a dynamic relationship between control and fear” (p.26).
The KKK rallying in the streets, and offensive posters being put up in college campuses. Things like this are going on around the world. Free speech is being used to hurt those of different sexes, races, ethnicities. It’s being called hate speech. It has been going on throughout history and has been the basis of the biggest and bloodiest war ever WW2.
Because of the injustices that have occured and still happen, the United States government should push for capital punishment to be illegal due to its significance on the lives it touches. The use of capital punishment in America was greatly influenced by British colonizers when they first settled. The first recorded execution was the death of George Kendall in 1608 and four years later the Virginia governor installed the first laws regarding death penalty: Divine, Moral and Martial Laws. These laws influenced what would become an epidemic in America. From that point on until 1950 over 13,000 people were murdered by their own government.
Researching some statistics, such as number of black managers and captains of English football clubs, also racist incidents which happened in 21st century and opinions of important football experts about the issue will provide the answer to the research question mentioned above. I decided to choose this topic, because racism has been a very significant issue throughout the history of humanity and it is being experienced even today. A lot of researches and investigations has been conducted about racism which shows the significance of the issue. Some facts and recent incidents, also some racial prejudices prevalent in 21st century suggest the existence of racism nowadays in English football and if there is any, it needs to be prevented. The history of racism in English football Discriminating others because of their skin colour is known as racism.
About half of a century journalists at football matches reported crowd behavior, rather than just the game. It is evident that in these circumstances the media plays a very significant role in the public’s view of football fanatism and especially hooliganism. For decades football supporters have caused disorder both inside and outside football grounds in almost all countries where football is played . Acts of hooliganism have produced consequences of varying degrees of severity , including injuries and fatalities, as well as damage to property both inside and outside of stadiums. As a result of such occurrences, the phenomenon has received widespread attention from a variety of circles, notably the
Introduction Throughout the long history of football, racism is a problem for football across all continents in the world, and is an important factor in the problem off football hooliganism itself. The actual level of racism is virtually impossible to measure as detailed statistics in this context are almost non-existed. It destroy the development of football and vandalize career a variety of players especially having black skins. Nevertheless, behavioral disorders football, has often been called a "racist ", or caused by racist groups are considered to have the support inherently racist. In this research, we will analyze the various forms of racism, the role of the extreme right-wing groups, as these have been regularly reported to be involved in violence related to football.