In this age of European integration and friendly competition on the field of play why not learn some offensive terms for your neighbours through the Wikipedia.
I’m just about recovered from the disappointment of England’s defeat by France in the last couple of minutes of play, but I’m optimistic of the team’s chances against the Swiss and Croatians.
Meanwhile as per usual the drunkenness of football fans has descended into violence.
FRUSTRATION at England’s heartbreaking last-minute defeat to France spilled over into violence in Bath last night. Pubs across the city centre were packed for the opening game of England’s Euro 2004 campaign.
By 10.45pm the violence had shifted Bath’s railway station as people tried to make their way home by train. At one point, crowds were stopping others getting on to the platform and then a fight involving 15 people broke out on platform two.
Five youths clad in football shirts caused trouble by throwing pint glasses in the car park of the McDonald’s restaurant in Lower Bristol Road at about 11.05pm. At the same time, a woman was reported to be lying unconscious in London Road.
I was actually driving down London Road just about then and it was a lot more than just an unconscious woman I can tell you. It was a full on drunken brawl that spilled into one of the busiest roads in Bath and nearly caused a couple of crashes.