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date: 18 April 2024

football hooliganism 

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Michael Kent

Violent crowd disorder and associated soccer-related disturbance away from football grounds, which first gained public attention in the 1960s. Attempts have been made to explain football violence in terms of the psychological characteristics of the hooligans, but more recent sociological explanations see it as a ritualized form of behaviour, which is media amplified. The ... ...

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