"Russia's Hooligan Army" BBC2 Tonight

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  1. 1.618034

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    Should be interesting...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08flw2v


    At the 2016 European Championships, violent clashes between Russian and English supporters in Marseille put the spotlight on Russian hooliganism. Russian hooligans injured over 100 English supporters, beating two into a coma, and it raised serious concerns ahead of Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup. Filmmaker Alex Stockley von Statzer travels to Russia to experience the country's football fan culture first hand. Featuring footage filmed in Marseille in 2016, rare interviews with members of some of the most feared firms like the Spartak Gladiators and Orel Butchers, and new footage of an organised fight for wannabe recruits, this show uncovers a world where brutal violence has become a mark of honour and a symbol of newly resurgent Russian masculinity.

    Most Russian hooligans have moved away from the English movement that inspired them in the 70s and 80s. Today they are organised in firms that are teetotal, physically fit and trained in mixed martial arts. Police have enacted new laws promising bans and jail for any fans that cause trouble and are heavily policing stadiums. Alex travels to Oryol to speak to the Orel Butchers who violently attacked English fans in Marseille. We hear one hooligan taking relish in describing a merciless attack by a number of Russians who kicked an England fan in the head - an attack that was also caught on camera.

    Alex also travels to Rostov, which will host five games at the World Cup, to film an organised fight in the woods. Here he meets with a local firm getting ready to audition for new members. Young men fight in a no-holds-barred brawl against young fighters from another local firm. It's a vicious clash similar to what was witnessed in Marseille and is one of the hundreds of fights that firms arrange all across Russia.
     
  2. schfc6

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    Infantini says there's no need to worry. FIFA with the finger on the pulse again...
     
  3. Blue Smarties

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    Been looking forward to this.
     
  4. marco

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  5. Why Always Ste

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    Thanks for this OP
     
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  7. MadchesterCity

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    It's not listed on BBC2 for me?
     
  8. Uncle Wally One Ball

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    They must be hard as fuck to face up to a baying mob of sunburnt English slobs throwing plastic chairs towards them across a main road after 15 hours on the piss
     
  9. Tanzeylee

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    From the clips I saw at the euros the fuckwits couldn't really fight just went in mob handed against unsuspecting English fans, put them against a proper old school English firm and they would've had the arses handed to them.
    Organised yes, numbers yes, could they actually fight not a fuckin chance
     
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