Tuesday, 26 October 2010
The main factor that leads to violence in football courts is the own structure of the sport. Sports based on dynamism whereas athletes come in direct physical contact then production of violence is unavoidable. The violence is then automatically transfered to the crowd where it starts behaving aggressively for no important reason. The solutions and the proposals for tackling the problem of violence at football matches are too many and several can be directly applicable. My proposal is a protective vest that can be worn by all types of people in order to protect them in case of unrest or 'kettling' (police tactic for the management of large crowds during demonstrations or protests. It involves the formation of large cordons of police officers who then move to contain a crowd within a limited area) in a football match.