Paranoid about the ‘risk supporter’

Read spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London) on the UK government's World Cup crackdown.

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Mick Hume

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Sir Alex Ferguson may have failed to hinder his flight back to Germany, but if Wayne Rooney had tried to walk through Heathrow, chances are the hooligan police would have stopped him.

According to the BBC, after ‘years of building up an intelligence picture’ of English football hooligans, the police have identified ‘the types we are looking for’ to stop and question. They are male, aged 15-45, and casually dressed in ‘certain types of clothing’, such as Burberry. In other words, just about any white working-class Waynes — the ‘minority group’ that you can kick around.

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