‘If You Throw Stones and Knuckle-Dusters I Think You Want to Hurt Someone”

Welcome. Blood and horror on the streets of Rome last night as a group of travelling Spurs fans were caught in a premeditated ambush of bat and knife-wielding Lazio Ultras.

Not content with re-setting the Pocket Watch of Human Progression back to the Dark Ages with their monkey chanting in London last month, the Roman club have once again shown themselves to have a despicable smearing of knuckle-draggers among their number. Reports suggest that ten Spurs fans have been injured- two of which have been stabbed while one remains in a critical condition:

“There were Tottenham supporters here to celebrate, they were drinking and singing but quietly, so the situation seemed to be under control, but then these people came aggressively and they got inside and they were looking for these English guys, trying to catch them and they started to throw the chairs and tables.

“It is horrible. If you throw stones and knuckle-dusters I think you want to hurt someone.”

Look after each other, Tottenham fans. Look after each other.

Team For Tonight

Lloris, Walker, Vertonghen, Caulker, Naughton, Sigurdsson, Sandro, Carroll, Bale, Dempsey, Adebayor

Subs: Cuidicini, Huddlestone, Lennon, Defoe, Dembele, Dawson, Livermore


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7 Responses to ‘If You Throw Stones and Knuckle-Dusters I Think You Want to Hurt Someone”

  1. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    “The Lazio fans have nothing to do with what happened at Camp de Fiori,” Lazio president Claudio Lotito.

    Oh good; that’s cleared up, then.

  2. avatar PA says:

    One day these Italian idiots will get what they deserve – do you really think the Spurs and other English firms will ket this be forgotten! What annoys me is if this was in England they would be looking to ban us these P****S keep getting away with it

  3. avatar carl gilbert says:

    To those tottenham fans who have been savagley attacked today in italy,i pray you all get home safe after the game, I hope Ashley makes it thru”& home safe my prayers are with you. carl MUFC fan. the rivelry & banter is fun we all have one thing in common,Football”, YET THIS KIND OF THING IS SENCELESS, to attact anyone because of scarf colour skin, race,etc GET WELL ASHLEY….

  4. avatar ruetheday says:

    Last I read on the subject, Rome’s police force had arrested a couple of Roma fans, suggesting they may have targeted the travelling Spurs boys to get their Lazio rivals. If there is truth to that particular theory (and eye witness reports suggested far more than just two troublemakers, so they’ll need to find a few more before I’m fully convinced) then that at least throws a shade of Machiavellian evil genius onto the still utterly deplorable and seemingly senseless violence.

    For my part, I’ve never been an ‘Ultra’, but it just seems a shame to me that a concept that’s supposed to be about being a truly passionate, unconditionally loving fan of your team is so often sullied by this kind of behaviour from these kinds of morons. Ultras have a bad enough reputation from the bad old days anyway, but there are plenty of European Ultra groups that are about football and football only – violence is rightly shunned and generally practised only by other elements traditionally (at least in England) regarded as hooligans. I think in this light, a statement such as “The Lazio fans have nothing to do with what happened…” is understandable, even if it does look like an attempt to distance the club from responsibility for further embarrassments by its fans. The thugs might report to be fans of Lazio, or Roma, or even Norwich, but ultimately they’re not football fans, they’re violent cowards who have no right to wear the colours of any team, as they miss the point of all sport – to channel tribal competitiveness into a (relatively) non-violent game of skill and endurance.

    I love my club, and will follow Spurs until I die, but the notion that anyone should be prepared to die for their club is insane. I just hope that the Tottenham fans made it back safely, Rome’s police take effective measures to ensure this kind of thing doesn’t happen again (y’know, like actually policing before and after European matches?) and, if needed, UEFA actually do something meaningful for a change, as opposed to fining the clubs responsible a meaningless amount of change.

  5. avatar seattlespursguy says:

    So, we can take a lot of positives from yesterday, the biggest being Dempsey got his groove back. I don’t think what he was doing was so different, but it looked like he was finally on the same wavelength as our other attacking players. That chip pass for Bale’s goal was particularly nifty. Hopefully this turns the page on his initial struggles to fit in at Spurs.

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