Lost the battle but won the War-saw
Last night we were all watching the Real – Barca match to see if a football match could break out after the fight a week ago. However, I’m sure that I wasn’t the only one secretly hoping that we would have more of the petty violence and handbags, partly because it was so ridiculous and partly so that we could tut tut at the Spanish League and laud it over them for a very short time.
But if anti-football is your cup of tea, youwere watching the wrong game. After Legia Warsaw had won on penalties against Lech Poznan on penalties, fans entered the pitch after demolishing some of the stands. They then proceeded to attack press photographers and fought with police for half an hour, before the officers used water cannons to keep them under control.
To remind you, this is a country that will co-host the European Championships next summer, and has a long history of serious hooligan violence. Thankfully, UEFA officials were present to watch the final, and therefore were on hand to immediately condemn the actions.
As the video shows, England fans may take ‘one helluva beating’ next summer.