Football’s new-wave disorder presents a troubling symptom of trapped rage | Barney Ronay

11 March 2019 05:54
The assault on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish reflects the airborne plague that has spread via Twitter and other areas of society“He might be a fan, he might be a nutter, but he’s on my turf and I’m gonna chop the mother down.” The words of Keith Richards, who famously raised his Fender Telecaster and used it as a club to repel a stage-invading fan as the Rolling Stones played Satisfaction at the Hampton Coliseum in 1981.Keith’s reaction might have seemed a little extreme at the time. As might the slightly hysterical response of some observers to the spate (there have been three) of pitch-invading fans in British football over the weekend, with calls for deductions and stadium closures, fears of imminent player death and all the rest. Related: Liverpool goalkeeper Shamal George hurt in alleged racially motivated attack Continue reading. . read full article

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