Utd fan stabbed in Rome Watch

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...s-stabbed.html

I think we all knew trouble was going to happen. Haven't found anything else on this story though.
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Why they had to have the final in Rome I do not know.
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I'm just thanking god it is'nt two english teams in the final. with italian police and the "ultras" They will be knee deep in bodies.
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Geez and here was me thinking Rome had gone soft
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Some people really know how to ruin football, and It was probably an Italian Ultra jealous cause the standard of Italian football is so poor they were never going to get anywhere near the final.
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If this is right, it's hardly unpredictable. Even Uefa were worried about this, though apparently not worried enough to not stage the final in rome, a city home to two of the most violent groups of ultras in italian football. Personally if it had to be in Italy, the san siro would be a better venue IMO.
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Won't be the last I fear, hopefully the final will pass off fairly peacefully though
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UEFA are ****ing morons.

That is all.
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Nick_000
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(Original post by lodzinski)
If this is right, it's hardly unpredictable. Even Uefa were worried about this, though apparently not worried enough to not stage the final in rome, a city home to two of the most violent groups of ultras in italian football. Personally if it had to be in Italy, the san siro would be a better venue IMO.
It appears it is.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...hampionsleague
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It is, Sky News have also reported it.

I haven't read/heard any more about the article, but let's face it, the stabbing probably wasn't by a Barca fan. :rolleyes:
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aye. I just checked it out on F365 and sky and everywhere's running it, though i'm glad to see it was a relatively minor, non-fatal injury. Have to wonder what will happen as we get closer to kick off though. I would say we need to have faith in the Italian police to prevent/stop any trouble, but most people who do that come home with a box of 'skull flakes' baton based cereal.
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It will get more publicity because of Rome's reputation, but the general feeling from most journalists is that there's a lot of good spirits in Rome and its peaceful.

Still never a nice thing.
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I'm being really dumb here but I don't know much about football...Why is Rome not a good place for the final? I mean what the history behind it?
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(Original post by Luca118)
Some people really know how to ruin football, and It was probably an Italian Ultra jealous cause the standard of Italian football is so poor they were never going to get anywhere near the final.
Pretty much this.
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The final should have been in Benfica.
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UEFA don't care about anything English when it comes to football anyway.
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It's ridiculous. If that'd happened here we'dve been banned the next tournament.
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(Original post by aimz08)
I'm being really dumb here but I don't know much about football...Why is Rome not a good place for the final? I mean what the history behind it?
Italy has a strong history of 'ultras' or hardcore, violent hooligans. While this has dropped off a fair bit, the two roman clubs, Lazio and Roma have two of the most violent ultra groups of the big Serie A teams. This is combined with a generally high level of knife crime in Roma as it is, and some antipathy by the sort of people carrying knives to rich foreigners coming over to support their far more successful football team. The Police don't help, as they are often heavy handed and violent.

to be blunt, the track record says if an english club play in rome, someone will be stabbed, beaten by the coppers, or both.
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(Original post by Nick_000)
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...s-stabbed.html

I think we all knew trouble was going to happen. Haven't found anything else on this story though.
Doesn't say who stabbed him though, was it a Barcelona fan, or a hater because Manchester United won...
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(Original post by aimz08)
I'm being really dumb here but I don't know much about football...Why is Rome not a good place for the final? I mean what the history behind it?
Putting it briefly/basically, Rome is associated with football hooliganism.
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