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Why Are Argentinian Soccer Hooligans Killing Each Other?

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Argentina Soccer Hooligans
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In the U.S., sports fans can get rowdy at times—and even violent. But the world’s soccer hooligans bring this violent side of sports fandom to a whole new level. They form their own hit squads, seeking out and fighting supporters of other clubs, or challenging the authority of the police. In Argentina, the bands of hooligans might be some of the worst in the world. Per writer Amos Barshad, “The British made soccer hooliganism a bizarre cultural artifact, [while] the Argentines have made [it] into a legitimate, if deathly dangerous, career choice.” Read Barshad’s full story for The Fader here.