THE MIRROR: Russian 'Ultra' football hooligans unleash fury in violent footage as Liverpool and Manchester United fans fly into Moscow

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Hooligan expert Geoff Pearson, lecturer of law at Manchester University, told The Daily Star : “For Eastern European hooligans, like those in Russian and Poland, fighting – rather than drinking – is a critical part of the culture.

 

“It is very important for them to show off their mixed martial arts skills and what time down the gym has done for their strength rather than drinking lots of vodka.

“Stimulants, on the other hand, will be involved for some of them - such as coke and amphetamines. We saw that at play in Marseilles.”

 

Period26 Sep 2017

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  • TitleRussian 'Ultra' football hooligans unleash fury in violent footage as Liverpool and Manchester United fans fly into Moscow
    Media name/outletThe Mirror
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/09/17
    DescriptionHooligan expert Geoff Pearson, lecturer of law at Manchester University, told The Daily Star : “For Eastern European hooligans, like those in Russian and Poland, fighting – rather than drinking – is a critical part of the culture.

    “It is very important for them to show off their mixed martial arts skills and what time down the gym has done for their strength rather than drinking lots of vodka.
    “Stimulants, on the other hand, will be involved for some of them - such as coke and amphetamines. We saw that at play in M

    arseilles.”

    URLwww.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/russian-ultra-football-hooligans-unleash-11241338
    PersonsGeoff Pearson

Keywords

  • football violence
  • Russian hooligans