The line between fans and hooligans

  • 2007-07-18
By now everyone in Lithuania knows the infamous tale of that July 8 match, when what was supposed to be a low-key UEFA Intertoto Cup bout between FK Vetra Vilnius and Poland's Legia Warsaw turned into anything but. The match was abandoned at half time after Polish fans, upset that their team was losing 2:0, began to riot, attacking police with metal bars, burning flares and lumps of stone.After witnessing a more typical league match at the Vetros stadium five days after the ill-fated FK Vetra/Legia event, I was able to see why this onslaught from the Legia Warsaw fans came as such a fri...
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