World News: French Stadium Fan Violence Erupts Again

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The outbreak of violence that plagues the stands of football stadiums during Ligue 1 championship matches paralyzes clubs and governing bodies. But after the observation of a deterioration of the atmosphere of the meetings, the reasons for such incidents arise.

In a few weeks, or even months, the most brilliant sociologists and psychologists will have analyzed the reasons that are supposed to explain the outbreak of violence that plagues football stadiums and more particularly the pre-sessional matches of the Ligue 1 championship. 

Beltway Insider: Biden/Harris, Build Back Better, Gas Prices, COVID/Vaccine Totals, Guilt/Innocent: Crime in America

Thus, the latest events, namely those that led to the definitive interruption of the match between Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais on 21 November, extend an already long series of incidents against players, regardless of the club for which they play.

Beyond this reality, which also raises questions about safety in stadiums for the players but also for the spectators who came peacefully to attend a sporting event, it is above all necessary to stop, before the sociologists, on the reasons that bring this type of supporters, who have only the name, and the reasons that push them to such violence.

Social Jealousy and Financial Flow

Some, and justified, would speak of stupidity. Certainly, but the term is too generic to serve as a single explanation. Social jealousy experienced against professional athletes paid in proportions and volumes that these same supporters could not imagine, even hope to perceive in their existence? Hatred of the opposing team and the players who compose it? Form of identitarianism embodied in the team they support?

World News: The European Union, Poland, Putin, and The Wall

The explanations multiply without any of them being clearly imposed to the point of forming a set of reasons in which each one quarrels. However, the question now arises of security in sports venues which, it must be noted, are frequented by individuals who have absolutely no place there.

Because this avalanche of violence, which smears football as much as it acts as a repellent to a sport already criticized for the financial flows it generates, reinforces the idea that contemporary football wants to be consubstantial with agitations and clashes.

And it would be difficult to dispute this reality in the light of the latest attacks that have occurred in recent weeks. So, what to do? Prohibit access to the stadium to certain individuals? The solution is only punctual because they will be replaced by others.

Reduce financial flows in professional sport and football in particular in order to put the stakes into perspective? But defenders of professionalism would answer that football has now become a part of the global economy via the commercialized notoriety of clubs to the international audience.

World News: Turbulence in French Presidential Election

Intellectual Weakness and Tasteless Lives

On the other hand, it is to be feared that this violence is only a reflection of that which has prevailed in the Western world for several decades and which is being increased tenfold for many reasons. The intellectual weakness of some supporters who see professional football as an outlet, a factor of social recognition and financial affluence can, with caution, be advanced as a first field of explanation.

World News: COP26 and The Nature of Man

Thus, unable in their own lives, transparent and tasteless, to attract the attention devolved to professional athletes, here football, these same supporters express their bitterness and frustration by a gratuitous, easy violence and lived as pride. However, several ways exist to try to combat this scourge.

Education appears to be the first bulwark, allowing the individual to take all the necessary step back from the sporting and economic reality that professional football encompasses. However, if education is a bulwark, it will however be able to do nothing against the stupidity and ignorance of some real supporters who are warts to any sporting practice.



Bio: Olivier Longhi has extensive experience in European history. A seasoned journalist with fifteen years of experience, he is currently professor of history and geography in the Toulouse region of France. He has held a variety of publishing positions, including Head of Agency and Chief of Publishing. A journalist, recognized blogger, editor, and editorial project manager, he has trained and managed editorial teams, worked as a journalist for various local radio stations, a press and publishing consultant, and a communications consultant.

Haute Tease

  • President of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Offers Don’ts and Dos on Coronavirus

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    As the coronavirus becomes embedded in our psyche with a new revelation countering previous knowledge each day, knowing a few do's and don't may be just what the doctor ordered to collectively calm nerves and gain insight.

  • Jamaica Bay Inn Marina del Rey Review – Stay and Play At this Iconic Destination

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Jamaica Bay Inn, one of Marina del Ray's unique boutique luxury hotel property offers a distinctive array of features and benefits, not to mention location, paired with warm and gracious hospitality, that sets it apart from the pack.

  • Dumpster Diving Saturday Night Live Mocks Germanwings Tragedy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Proving the end is near, the National Broadcasting Company's once dominate Saturday Night Live dove deep into the dumpster of cheap laughs headlining with a sketch lampooning the CNN coverage of Germanwings airliner that crashed into the French Alps killing all onboard.

  • Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner Sentenced in Sextexting Case

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, from New York, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, in a plea deal, for his role in the sextexting case in which he pled guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor.

  • Dame Judi Dench's Exits & Entrances: A Celebration Of Shakespeare

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    A Shakespearean celebration, with readings by Dame Judi Dench, David Suchet, Emilia Fox and the late Jeffery Dench. Exits and Entrances commemorates the 400th anniversary on April 23rd 2017 of the death of the world's most celebrated playwright William Shakespeare.

  • Beauty, Style: Tips to Keep Hair Beautiful During Winter

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Not one of the four seasons offers a vacation from the obstacles of maintaining perfect hair, whether it’s too much ultraviolet light in summer, damp chills in spring, or blustery winds in fall or winter.

  • Groupe GM Releases A New Hospitality Amenity Line With Courrèges

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Groupe GM, leading international player in the hotel amenity industry, has released its collaboration with French fashion house Courrèges, to create and distribute a new range of luxury amenities available worldwide in four and five-star hotels worldwide.  

  • Skynny Kitchen Review – Nutritious, Unique, Vegetarian Fare

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The newly remodeled and expanded Skynny Kitchen Restaurant in North Hollywood at Magnolia and Lankershim Blvd., opened recently offering a unique twist, American fare with a healthy spin, that appealed to me.