Kicking Off: Why Hooliganism and Racism are Killing Football

Kicking Off: Why Hooliganism and Racism are Killing Football

by Dougie Brimson (Author)

Synopsis

Bestselling author and world-renowned hooliganism expert Dougie Brimson picks up where his previous book BARMY ARMY left off, in the spring of 2000 and the horrific murders of Kevin Speight and Chris Loftus at the hands of Turkish hooligans and the riots involving England fans in Turkey.If the media and police are to be believed, the battle to defeat the hooligans has been all but won. But in KICKING OFF Brimson points out that the reality is somewhat different and paints a disturbing picture of what lies ahead for the game if the culture of hate, racism and violence remains unchecked.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Publisher: Headline
Published: 29 May 2006

ISBN 10: 0755314328
ISBN 13: 9780755314324

Author Bio
Born in 1959, Dougie Brimson is a former football hooligan who spent 18 years in the RAF. He is author of the bestselling BARMY ARMY and is co-author of four other books with his brother Eddy. His first novel, THE CREW, was published by Headline in 1999 and is being made into a major film.