- 15 July 2003
Ah. Well I'm certain they'd be kept apart in the group stage by UEFA rules and I think after that it could happen by chance. If UEFA were to punish clubs relative to the crime then the second leg would have to be played on the moon such is the fans' behaviour when they play each other. As they do this weekend. Popcorn at the ready.In the Europa League, they're both qualified,should be ranked about the same.
Just winder whether uefa woul take that draw with ease,
In my mind there's two sets of clubs who pretty much plays the victims left and right in this.
Always the other side's fault,never facing up to what they do themselves,and add religion to that...
Infectious shit brother!
In one of our derbies ,we have two aik and djurgarden (aik is pretty much both Celtic and rangers combined here,the federations team etc) we got 3 games in an empty stadium plus a 3 point reduction when things got out of hands Vs djurgarden.
Were the only team who has got that here,wouldn't happen to aik of course...
The victim culture is something that's been associated with Celtic for a long time and now, rapidly increasingly so, Rangers. And, as you say, little interest in accountability. I saw it first hand on Saturday in the pub when speaking about the UEFA sanction with a Rangers fan. He couldn't say more than two sentences without mentioning Celtic. Time and time again I had to remind him that it's not about them, and time and time again it was part of his defence.
Religious history obviously plays a big part but for a long time that's carried by the football clubs and not the church. The football keeps the history alive. Another defence by both clubs - particularly around religious and politically-motivated singing - is that it's part of their culture and heritage. Well, that can change...
Found a couple of interesting articles contrasting the approach of the two football associations. I like how Sweden has decided to do something, as opposed to nothing: