The night before Arsenal faced Liverpool at Anfield this weekend, it seems that a London scaffolder
called Stuart Smith was in Liverpool City Centre with a local girl when he was brutally attacked by
a bunch of Arsenal supporters outside the Chameleon club in Back Colquitt Street. The victim was
taken to the Royal Hospital [.
Tuesday night saw the return of football hooliganism to England after stabbings outside the West
Ham United vs Milwall League Cup match, but there's been a small step forward in the battle against
violence in Argentine football. You've probably not heard of Rodrigo Silvera if you're not
Argentine. Back in November (the 1st, to be [.
A bad penalty call late in a match between Indian sides Vedic Village Reddy Enterprise and
Kashipur Baghajatin Sangha caused supporters of the losing team to overreact just a smidge. From
Their supporters fired pipe guns, killing a spectator, Aminul Islam, and injuring five
That's how San Lorenzo's fans are seeing things after their team dropped yet more points on
Saturday night. Lanús decided to have one of their good days and completely overran the joint
leaders in the Nuevo Gasómetro. Boca can overtake San Lorenzo by winning on Sunday, whilst if
Tigre win they'll be all on their [.
Islamic militants in Somalia are murdering people for watching the World
Gunmen believed to be from radical Islamist groups shot two people
dead and detained 10 others when raiding a house where people were watching a World Cup match
Saturday night, according to eyewitnesses.
At least 10 bodies believed to be those of a kidnapped Colombian football team have been
found across the border in Venezuela.
The bodies, with multiple gunshot wounds, were found in Tachira. One of the team is reported to
It's often said players today get away with too much, that the modern player is simply allowed too
many freedoms, both on and off the pitch. That's probably fair in perspective of the sport; it's
definitely a fair assessment of the judicial system in Columbia. On July 5th, 2009 Javier Florez,
midfielder for Junior Barranquilla, shot [.
Last week the major news out of Colombia was that Santa Fe coach Ruben Israel resigned due to death
threats, despite never having coached a single game. And it wasn't as though he sat on it for a
bit, weighing his decision. No, he resigned as soon as offices opened the very next morning. Why?
He had contacts everywhere in the Philadelphia soccer scene. He knew the people who ran those
fields in the northeast and the southwest. Shane had a foot in so many sports teams and leagues in
Philadelphia that I sometimes wondered how he had enough feet left to play soccer in the Casa
Soccer League, where he was commissioner of the league's top division.
This is just disgusting on so many levels. Allegedly, Mark Anderson, who is apparently a Chelsea
supporter, murdered William McClatchey, a supposed Liverpool fan, after they got into a heated
debate regarding Rob Styles' questionable penalty call last Sunday. Anderson then went on to
dismember the body and leave it in a wheelie bin behind their apartment complex in Belfast,