Football hooliganism or soccer hooliganism constitutes violent or belligerent behaviour perpetrated by spectators at association football events. Football hooliganism normally involves conflict between gangs , in English known as football firms (derived from the British slang for a criminal gang), formed to intimidate and attack supporters of other teams.
noun. A person who engages in violent behaviour associated with or motivated by his or her support of a soccer team.
This is a term that is used to describe fanatical soccer fans who are known for their violent behavior. Soccer hooligans are passionate fans who are known for getting into fights and physically intimidating the fans of the opposing team. Hooligans, also known as football firms, will get into physical confrontations with other hooligan gangs before, during or after a soccer game.
Soccer hooligans are passionate fans who are known for getting into fights and physically intimidating the fans of the opposing team. Hooligans, also known as football firms, will get into physical confrontations with other hooligan gangs before, during or after a soccer game. Many times, opposing hooligan clubs or gangs will often meet away from the stadium and get into brawls in order to avoid the police and law enforcement.
Urban Dictionary: soccer hooligan. Top definition. soccer hooligan. unknown. an Englishman or Scot who likes to attend football games pissed out of his skull, start fights, and vandalize property; unhappy unless someone leaves the game in an ambulance. That stupid cunt is wearing the other team's shirt!
noun. British. A violent troublemaker whose behaviour is associated with or motivated by their support of a soccer team. ‘two gangs of football hooligans clashed in the city centre’. More example sentences. ‘I was trapped on a train to Bristol with a bunch of football hooligans on the way to the cup final.’.
Violent outbursts provide hooligans with a means for coping with daily social problems. The football hooligan subculture allows participants to stand out in society while gaining status and power performing an activity they feel passionate for.
These hooligan “firms,” as they were called, became notorious worldwide. At that time, organized groups of working-class men, associating themselves with particular clubs, emerged to riot and ...