Football Hooligans Go Nerd

from the net-fighting-man dept

Used to be the only weapons a good football hooligan needed were his fists, and maybe the occasional broken bottle or Stanley knife. Now, angry football fans are turning to the Net, like some supporters of one English club who were upset at its takeover by Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcom Glazer and launched a denial of service attack on his UK lawyers, as well as other companies working with him. The attacks, labelled “an annoyance” by the firm’s IT guy, were easily stopped, and were arguably less successful than a Doc Marten to the head, as Glazer’s takeover was successful.


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dorpus says:

Bullying as a Career?

One grade school bully kept threatening his classmates over a 15-year period, and made a career total of $300,000.

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20050921-00000115-yom-soci

Could there be new careers for professional hooligans who know how to stir up trouble? Truck tailpipes, street sign poles, manhole lids all make fine weapons.

dorpus says:

Re: Re: Bullying as a Career?

Highlights —

An elementary school bully who kept threatening his classmates over a 15-year period made a career total of $300,000. The 39-year-old was arrested for extortion, after threatening to trash the car of a 37-year-old salaryman. His victims kept giving him money, going into debt, until they could no longer afford more debts.

Alvaro Belloso says:

Footbal Fan = Hooligan?!?!?

Don’t normally reply. However the sweeping generalisation drives me up the wall. Why the heck do you have to call a group of ordinary football fans who are not looking forward to ticket price hikes to make the Glazers a bit more cash… “Hooligans”???

Ay ay ay… those fat ignorant Americans again…. 🙂

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