Hooliganism, a deadly virus that has sharply go into the core of our football and needs a ruthless and pragmatic approach if indeed we want to run proper football in our country.
The popular punishment for clubs when there is violence in a particular stadium is to ban the venue for some time, but what happens to the perpetrators who commit such crimes?
Responding to increasingly sophisticated strategies of football hooligans the British police invested in the collection of evidence to treat such people as criminals.
Ramón Spaaij a researcher at Amsterdam School for Social Science Research in University of Amsterdam
Came up with a research title THE PREVENTION OF FOOTBALL HOOLIGANISM: A TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE into the English football where they classified hooliganism as ‘English disease’
He concluded on how the English attacked the ‘English disease’ in a 10-page document.
The major factor that helped the English was treating these hooligans as criminals.
A country where a referee has been killed by hooligans should get serious.
Few of such incidences have occurred this season already but no other but banning of venues have been the norm.
I believe, Ghana Football Association can do more, I believe the punishment for such violent incidence at match venues is not just laughable but preposterous and needs to change.
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