Gotta be honest and say I'm a Gooner before I post.
Come on guys, this story has clearly been sensationalised tenfold. And let's not turn this into a Scouce thing, as someone else said, it's an opposition fan thing. Clearly a UEFA f*** up.
And don't be totally biased. Are you honestly saying that if a team of cockney 15 year old Gooners (or Gooners from Hertfordshire, whatever) started going mad on the Kop on Tuesday night if we were to score then there wouldn't be anything said? Pat on the back and a "fair play mate"
Come on. And although you're probably right about there being designated seats available, there certainly wouldn't be for about 20 people together, or even two or three groups to sit seperately. At Emirates or Anfield.
I don't particularly want to defend the stewards though - most of them are c****! But it's not unreasonable to remove people - kids or adults - if they could potentially incite something or be unsafe themselves.
And regarding these threats and the abuse - I highly doubt the article paints a true picture there. I know where UEFA's tickets are allocated - in the upper tier above the away section, the opposite side of the ground to anything that resembles a "hard-core element" in the lower tier. And although passionate, you lot know as well as I do we're tame and reserved (hence the quietness!) so I highly highly doubt anyone other than literally one or two c*nts mentioned Michael Shields or Heysal. All blown out of proportion!
I took two Liverpool supporters on Wednesday and two others for the league game last year, so I have no problem with opposition fans in the Arsenal end to be honest. But you've gotta remember many do - at Arsenal and vice-versa - so you've got to be respectful. Granted these were mostly teenagers with 3 adults but you've got to be reasonable too, even if they were entitled to their tickets through UEFA (who's fault this clearly is).
No need to fuel the fire for Tuesday night, it's hot enough already!