posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 02:32 PM
I agree it's something Europe wide. The US has it's gangs, Europe has it's football "firms".
Testosterone, low self esteem, and the sense of "belonging" for these people, and an adiction to the adrenalin rush before or after a fight, are
some of the basic factors. Maybe the only reason it doesn't happen in the states is that the gun culture means gang fighting isn't something you
could do every saturday, at least not for very long!
There's a whole "alternative politic" going on, and lots of history. Many of the gangs double as "rent-a-thugs" for the top tier people in the
firm, who are usually seriously big league criminals.
When Željko Ražnatović, better know as Arkan, was asked to form the Serb Voluteer Guards, better know as the death squards, he recruited most of
them from the gang that followed Red-Star Belgrade, the major football team in the country.