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Old 11-30-2018, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by russian heel View Post
Eh..... with all due respect to these great rivalries, still can’t imagine a Man U-Liverpool game in 2018 or a Red Sox-Yankees game being moved to different country, let alone continent because of the fan tension.
I don't think that fans of any other sports engage in such extreme violence against either other fans or players as soccer, so you're limited to examples from that sport. (I have seen plenty of scuffles at Yankees-Red Sox games, and there are other examples of individual violence and even killings, but not organized violence by groups of fans. And there may be celebratory riots and car-burnings after a championship in some cities. But fans assaulting a team bus and several players would be unheard of.) I don't think the degree of violence by fans indicates the importance of a "showdown" in sports.

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