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  1. I was at Euro 04 in Portugal and the WC 06 in Germany in my late 20’s…the England fans largely policed themselves, especially when the older fans tried to relive their “glory days” and got shouted down.

    My mate was in Porto, and he said there are now a generation of younger fans who think they are the dogs bollocks for throwing bottles and chairs, but whine when the police do retaliate…

    And it is peurile and juvenile but I think the “No surrender…” & “Ten German bombers” songs are brainless fun, but less damaging than smashing up a town

    • I don’t have any problem with them singing those songs. Hayward and journalists like him do, of course. They call them ‘far right’ songs (Hayward literally said that). That attitude undermines their case against the hooligans, because ordinary people will read these articles and think ‘Is it just some lefty journalists getting upset about boisterous behaviour’?

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