Tuesday, April 12, 2005
"There were two or three hundred hooligans who were involved in throwing the flares," said Milan police chief Paolo Scarpi, "They have been caught on video camera -- they were the usual hotheads from the Inter sector."The "usual hotheads?" It sounds like the police chief already knew these guys. So did they just let them in with road flares anyway?
Scarpi said a large number of flares had been confiscated at the entrance to the stadium before the game -- but clearly dozens more had been smuggled through.Here at Washington State University, we are no strangers to incidents of hooliganism, but road flares?
If you tried that in the United States, you'd probably be jailed indefinitely under the Patriot Act.
My favorite part about the Apple Cup 2002 stories is that every article said the bottles thrown were water bottles.
I was there. There were also a good number of Made-In-The-USA glass beer bottles thrown as well. Give the Cougs at least SOME credit. At least they threw bottles that could actually hurt someone.