Consternation in some quarters today as Polish football hooligans returning from an international match in Belfast have been rumoured to be stirring up violent anarchy in order to attract global notoriety at the G20 Summit in London.
"These guys are nut cases," a Polish journalist told us in the pub. "They will fight absolutely anybody, for any reason. Their sole purpose in life is to create mayhem wherever they go. They are fearless, and they are as hard as nails. If they are allowed to disrupt the summit, there will be havoc. Mark my words."
In order to get a feeling for what to expect, we contacted our unpaid, yet brilliant Irish observer, Fergal McCartney, who told us:
"They're no threat. Really. They aren't. They just gob off a lot and rely on police protection.
"Did you see the news pix from outside the ground? The mad Polish fella who tried to lamp the Irish fella with a traffic cone? And ended up on his arse after a swift one-two.
"Hard core me arse."
More as we get it.