Following on from yesterday's 'lumber' in east London I awoke wondering if football violence should be encouraged. It does tend to be those who want to fight against others who also want to fight. In football parlance those who do not wish to join in are referred to as 'civilians', and are left alone. To harm a 'civilian' is a serious offence.
It seems that the feminisation of society has led to certain male traits, such as aggression, being sneered at and discouraged, an outlet is not only inevitable but desirable, perhaps football is the obvious outlet.
If you read any of the numerous books written by reformed (or unreformed) football hooligans you will find that their gangs have highly developed structures and ethics. The books do actually make very interesting reading.
Just a thought.