Women’s Volleyball Hooligans

April 2, 2007

The fans of rival women’s volleyball teams clashed leaving one dead.

Amateur videos of the violence, broadcast on Greek television, showed scores of people arriving at the scene on scooters before clashing with rival supporters, wielding bats and knives, and hurling petrol bombs and rocks. Police arrested 13 at the scene, seizing knives, flare guns, brass knuckles and other weapons, and three more were arrested later.

Have I mentioned before that group identity is a powerful force? Women’s volleyball. Sheesh. Is there a special Darwin Award for groups?