Reasons for hooliganism


Reasons for hooliganism

What is hooliganism 

The disorderly aggressive and often violent behaviour by spectators at sporting events 

Reasons for hooliganism :

  • Rivalries between opposing groups of supporters 
  • Media hype about the importance of a particular match 
  • The influence of alcohol and drugs
  • Links between groups of suppporters and gang culture 
  • Frustration at events that occur during the sporting event such as an official making a decison that supporters disagree with 
  • Displays of 'masculinity', with hooligans kicking, punching and shouting- to impress others 
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