West Ham vs Millwall. There hasn't been this much of a fuss after a football match since 'The Taliban Tornadoes' took on the 'Yankee trading Goliath's' in the summer of 2000. Bin laden swore his revenge against the western football champions after the British referee disallowed a dynamite goal scored by the head wrapped pitch warrior. Never has an offside ruling caused such a ruckus. Some say he may have over reacted the next year, some say he just thought those towers where obnoxious, either way, the man stuck by his irrational emotions for the love of a fair game and the love of his team.
Not trying to compare West Ham fans to Terrorists but matching these two teams together was always going to be a bad call.
If you haven't figured it out by now I'm talking of course about the hallowed game of football and all the manner of scum that follow it. Way back in the 40's and 50's Football was a game that fathers and sons would enjoy together, a chance for male bonding to happen. When a goal was scored hats would been thrown and wooden rattles would be spun. It was a gentlemen's pursuit.
Not anymore, along came the 70's and with it brought terrace violence and football firms and last night saw a city harking back to those old days. three people in hospital, one person stabbed and one pregnant woman nearly smashed by a brick.
Their isn't much more that can be said that hasn't been rehashed over and over again for the last thirty years. like the inevitable drunken mistake at an office party, the one which everyone see's and gives you that look, "Oh Geoff just put your trousers back on". It was always going to happen, his wife just left him and he'd been on the vodka since 4pm. Football violence is here to stay, It's rooted in British history for all the world to see. take it with a pinch of salt.
Final score, Hammers 3 - Scum bags 1