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Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« on: March 14, 2002, 10:25:53 pm »
Just got back from Barcelona, and I feel lucky to have got out the Nou Camp. If British fans behaved like the Barcelona fans there would be murder going on in the press and UEFA. Dudek was lucky to have escaped injury several times from missiles thrown at him, also the racial abuse aimed at Heskey was disgraceful. The stewards and police seemed non existent, I was in the barca end right behind their goal and it was intimidating being there, several other fans who had bought tickets for the same area decided to watch the game from the back of the stand away from the Lunatic fringe. I have to say I didn't see any trouble outside the ground, though I was too busy singing to notice ;).
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2002, 10:34:33 pm »
The bottles thing is a joke.  Dudek was pelted every GK.  I mean Gala did the same, but if we did it we'd get fucking everything!
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2002, 10:44:54 pm »
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The bottles thing is a joke.  Dudek was pelted every GK.  I mean Gala did the same, but if we did it we'd get fucking everything!


Too right there Treble. You could just imagine all Contiental media saying that the "English disease" has arisen again  >:( :no:

Also the racist abuse from a small section of Barca "fans" was distasteful, hypocritical and despicable. Even though Barca themselves have got black players in their current squad!  :no: :no:
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2002, 10:55:14 pm »
The racist abuse of Heskey was shocking. I was sat all on my own in the Barca end and had to refrain from letting rip at the fuckers.

The bottles were thrown by the minority Barca Loonies behind the goal, to be fair to a lot of their fans they were not impressed with it either and vocally showed their disapproval.

Overall they're a lame bunch, they've got no songs, get on their teams back at the first opportunity and dont really seem that bothered about whats going on. They must be Spurs then?
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2002, 11:28:42 pm »
I was on the top tier of the South stand and there was two barca fans kicking up a fuss coz they didn't like the flags draped over the side.
The coppers and stewards took their side and started to remove them, but after a full scale war nearly broke out they compensated with the removal of one flag (which is one too many). Typical Barca shite fans, jealous coz of the noise and colour that we had to offer.
Surely UEFA have got to look at the missiles being thrown at Jerzy and the club has to be fined.
Where were the nets that are always behind the goals at Spanish grounds as this is not the first time this has happened, nor will it be the last.
They should wave the white hankies at their own idiotic fans.

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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2002, 12:05:42 am »
Very sad, Imagine what would happen if some loonie threw a bottle at Anfield.

I thought bottles we not allowed in any grounds, Europe included.

"Its our fault anyway, you could see a young Spainiard saying to the judge, them Liverpool fans sung at me"

Just goes to prove we are better supporters than them and indeed most.

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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2002, 02:00:44 am »
Gala will punish Barca, no problem guys :)

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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2002, 11:19:40 am »
I was behind Dudek for the bottle throwing... second tier and to be fair to the Barca fans it was a mindless minority who took to throwing things.

The Barca fans around me were great people though and soundly boo-ed and whistled their own fans below them for being stupido. They explained that they have young and impetious fans for which they are very sorry. They didn't like me seeing it and apologised to me (strange but true) as I asked what they thought they were doing.

That said... no excuse, Uefa should take action (for both the Heskey treatment and the bottle throwing) although I doubt they will unless Liverpool complain. I'm not sure we're likely to complain as on the whole the trip and our treatment was fantastic. Tell me if I'm wrong, but I was treated to some fine hospitality and the Barca police uniformed and under cover impressed me with their restraint.



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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2002, 02:28:27 pm »
heskey was booed every time he touched the ball last year too. i saw nothing about it in any paper. it happens at every game. nobody ever does anything about it, nor will they ever.
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2002, 02:35:59 pm »
Didn't notice anything at all where I was (behind and right of the tunnel).  If true they should throw the book at them, or they'll never sort the problem out.  But I've got to say, I thought the fans were extremely tolerant.  It was only the next day I remembered me and another Red dancing round before the game singing "Shitty Ground", and we never had any bad vibes in the ground despite being totally surrounded by them.  An old gadgey came up at the end and shook my hand and said "well done" - and my brother had a little scarf swapping ceremony with a young Barca fan.  We took over Las Ramblas and had nothing but good natured baiting from the occasional Barca fan.  I'd have expected a few snide comments or murderous looks at the least after we left, but it was just the odd smile and rueful look.
The racist crap at Heskey and the bottles are a disgrace - but I think we should give them the benefit of the doubt and put it down to the odd dickhead - and we've all got them.
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2002, 03:12:55 pm »
I think UEFA will be more occupied with the Roma-Gala match personally.

Just to remind anyone who went to Barcelona to check out the thread at the top of the page. People want your feedback as to how you were treated by the police...
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2002, 03:23:43 pm »
mottman bottles are allowed as far as I know.  Well plastic ones are anyway coz they sell bottled mineral water during the game and they give you the bottle (minus the cap  :no: :no: :no: )
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2002, 08:24:20 pm »
Have to say i agree with Life, thought the bottles were a disgrace and any racist abuse (which i didnt really take in sitting three rows from the back of the high bit) was too BUT both this season and last the Barca fans were great!!

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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2002, 12:01:00 pm »
there going out anyway so they'll get what they deserve :wanker:
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2002, 11:51:41 pm »
What where them hankerchiefs about as well?
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2002, 12:49:04 am »
They wave the hanky's when they are pissed at their team, like when Saviola was subbed, I presume they waved them @ rexach.
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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2002, 02:34:44 pm »
The bottle throwing was disgraceful; it was actually those plastic glasses that they sold the foul tasting beer in...the incidents seem to have been ignored.

On the whole I thought the fans were okay, didn't see any trouble, didn't feel threatened, the stewards at the ground were friendly and helpful, and even spoke English! The police on the way out were clueless about the location of the coaches, but they have had a lot on their plate in Barca this week.

During the day the atmosphere in the city was relaxed, the police presence was low key, and we were left to get on with the business of singing and drinking. As Life said, every club has a few idiots who will ruin things; Barca "fans" hurling glasses and racist abuse, Liverpool "fans" attacking prostitutes.  

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Re: Behaviour of Barcelona Fans
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2002, 04:23:10 pm »
One of my dad mates (who isn't even a Liverpool fan) decided to just fly to barca and try and get tickets, he succeded and was in amongst a load of Barca, didn't say much about trouble, although I haven't spoken to him yet.
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