Hooligans

2.25.19

Inside Football Hooliganism's Hidden Crack and Heroin Problem

Some old-school hoolies have quit fighting on the terraces to battle their hardcore addictions.

1.31.19

A Short History of Football Hooligans Using Weapons

This weekend, during a clash between Everton and Millwall fans, one fan had his face sliced from mouth to ear.

3.14.18

Inside Russia: Football Hooligans, Underground Wrestling, and Riots

Photographer Pavel Volkov documents from the heart of his motherland.

1.28.17

Photos of Hustlers and Hooligans Awaiting Trump’s ‘Economic War’ on Mexico

In a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Guadalajara, where jobs are already scarce, uncertainty and drug trade go hand in hand.

12.8.16

​How 10 Years of Soccer Hooliganism Made Me a Better Person

For a decade, Nick Hay lived the life of a football casual, travelling the Netherlands to watch his team – and getting involved in a fair few scraps along the way. Today, he credits the experience with making him a better person.

8.28.16

“This is Why I Dress Up For Punch Ups” – A Football Casual Explains His Origins

Lebemann is a casual from Switzerland. For a typical dust up, he would be dressed in clothes from Stone Island, Lacoste, and a few chosen others. In his first column for VICE Sports, he explains how he came to embrace this way of life.

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3.24.16

The Battle of Beverwijk: Dutch Football's Brutal Hooligan Nadir

This week marks the anniversary of the Battle of Beverwijk, perhaps the most brutal hooligan incident in Dutch football history.

3.1.16

We asked a Western Sydney Wanderers fan why he lets off flares

Hardcore A League fans like to let off flares. Particularly those from the Red and Black Bloc of Western Sydney.

4.23.15

Five Hundred Soldiers Fought Against One AK-47 Wielding Bride in Moldova

The military exercise also included threats such as a band of hooligans armed with sticks and drunk wedding guests engaging in local folk dance.

4.15.15

A Guide to Italy's Young Instagram Fascists

Yes, #fascistlove exists.

3.24.15

I Spent a Day Inside the Red and Black Bloc

Having a top-flight football league is a relatively new for Australia. But we do hooliganism like old pros.

2.18.15

Chelsea FC Has a Nationwide Following of Racist Hooligans

After Chelsea fans abused a black man on the Paris Metro, the club needs to face up to the fact that it's been attracting racists from from across Britain for years.

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