High and Fighty: The Return of Football Hooliganism
Thursday, 28 July
English football might be doing well on the pitch, but are we seeing the return of hooliganism off it? Since lockdown eased, there’s been a spate of incidents we thought had been left in the 1980s, so what’s going wrong in football at the moment? Professor Geoff Pearson of the University of Manchester joins Justin Quirk to discuss football’s crowd trouble problem, and what can be done about it.
“These are fans who’ve been in lockdown, hitting it a bit harder now they can go to football again.”
“The disorder seen at the Euros final was a perfect storm.”
“Ultimately, good policing is one of the main pillars behind managing football crowds successfully.”
“For the first time the Government is looking at the whole legislative framework around football. It would be nice to see an overhaul.”
Presented by Justin Quirk. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. The Bunker is a Podmasters Production.
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