Italian football suspended; Policeman dies during derby violence

mark77

Transfer Guru
MaestroZidane;2274309 said:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=407276&cc=5901

Will see how much power the italian football federation actually has, or if they'll give in to pressure.

I don't think The Italian Federation as the power to make C.Ronaldo sign a contract extension with ManU. :| :D



anyway, some teams are starting to cry about having empty stadiums and losing money already(Milan, Inter, Atalanta...)

The fed should stick with what they said and only stadiums that are 100% in line with the rules can have spectators at the games.
 

mark77

Transfer Guru

New security measures in place for Italy


Feb 7 (Reuters) - Italy's government has announced tough new security measures for the country's football stadiums following a policeman's death during a riot at a Serie A match between Catania and Palermo on Friday.


The measures will become law if approved at a meeting of the Italian cabinet on Wednesday, which could lead to closed-door matches until they are fully or partly implemented.


Following are the new measures outlined by the Italian soccer federation, which discussed the rule changes with the government:

• A ban on the block sale of tickets to away fans to avoid large groups of visiting supporters organising trips to away fixtures.

• A toughening-up of the system of banning orders currently used against violent fans, who will face bans from stadiums for three to five years without being found guilty of any offence.

• Under-18s will also now face bans.

• Those subject to stadium bans must undertake "socially useful" work during the hours when matches are being played.

• The police can make football violence-related arrests without a warrant up to 48 hours after a crime has been committed, extending the current limit by 12 hours.

• A prohibition of any financial or working relationship between clubs and fan associations.

• The creation of a new watchdog to monitor declarations by anyone involved in the game, including club officials and sports media.

• The privatisation of Italy's stadiums, which are currently owned by city councils instead of the clubs.

Authorities will also demand clubs conform to the existing Pisanu Law, introduced in 2005 and aimed at curbing the worst violence in stadiums. Most clubs, however, do not own their stadiums and have refused to implement the law, arguing that the city councils who own the venues should pay for the work.

The main points of the Pisanu law are: numbered seating; electronic turnstiles activated by a ticket; closed-circuit TV surveillance inside and outside the stadium; transparent barriers separating different sectors of the stadium and home fans from away fans; a dedicated area for the police to oversee security; and one first-aid point for every 10,000 fans.

Stadiums with a capacity under 10,000 were exempt from the Pisanu law. Under the new regulations, smaller grounds would also have to conform to the law.
 

MaestroZidane

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mark77;2274339 said:
I don't think The Italian Federeation as the power to make C.Ronaldo sign a contract extension with ManU. :| :D


anyway, some teams are starting to cry about having empty stadiums and losing money already(Milan, Inter, Atalanta...)

The fed should stick with what they said and only stadiums that are 100% in line with the rules can have spectators at the games.

C. Ronaldo sign?? wait what??:| :(

Despite what they have said, I feel that they will give in to pressure..
 

OrgulloVikingo

Senior Squad
RIP to the officer. What a big big shame. A life taken, for what? Violence in football has been around for way too long and something has to be done about it. Banning football all together until they figure out new measures to curb violence and lonngggg jail terms for those pr!cks is a good start.

Also sad to see the real meaning and feeling of ULTRAS going to sh!t because of hooligans. ULTRAS and hooligans are 2 totally different things. At least, it was.... ULTRAS, 100% love and support for club through thick and thin.
 

OrgulloVikingo

Senior Squad
Crespo_Vieri;2271708 said:
It's a sad tragedy, but this happens all over the world. The league should not be suspended, but instead they should have better security. How these fans keep getting into stadiums with all these explosions is beyond me. If this were in American at a football game, there'd be no chance of getting in with explosives.

How can people expect to control fans with no security? Get better security, don't allow explosives into the stadium, and everything will be fine.

Yea, I always leave my howitzer at home when I go to games, just in case they check! :mrpimp:

About the ultras, banning official groups would be worse because then they would go as casuals(as pure hooligans do). Usually Ultras are accompanied to stadiums by police and seated seperately. Casual hooligans blend in with normal folk on purpose as to not be spotted and cause more trouble. I know because I am part of OrgulloVikingo Ultras. Unfortunately, I don't spend much time in Spain nowadays but... We don't believe in violence, that's why our name isn't plastered on any paper, news, etc. ULTRAS against violence is asmall movement but hopefully one that will catch on quick.
 

gagiz

Senior Squad
Raciti was killed by a tear gas canister launched by a riot squad member. I say this because during the autopsy, a star-shaped form was seen on Raciti. And guess what type of shape the end of the tear gas rockets used had?You guessed it.A star!

http://miarroba.com/foros/ver.php?foroid=370846&temaid=5473830&pag=5

Scroll down the page and you will see it. Raciti was a key member in some Mafia linked trials a couple of years back, so some criminals may have used the riot to their advantage.

Just wanted to add that Catania is one of the most dangerous cities in Sicily. Catanese people and the cops has been an ongoing battle for a long time.

R.I.P Filippo Raciti
 


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