Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Why does football bring out the worst in its fans?

It wasn't football's finest hour this weekend.. A minute's silence wrecked at Wembley, reports of racist songs sung by fans on the way to the game - and images on the internet of offensive banners around the Scottish cup semi-final.....

We are - of course - talking about a minority. But what is it that pushes SOME football fans to behave in the way they do? Where does that kind of behaviour come from? Drink? A mob mentality? The swearing, the hand gestures, the racist abuse; is there something ugly in football itself? Have you got first-hand experience of this - at YOUR club. Have you seen football fans go feral?

What is it about football that brings out the worst in its fans?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Mon 16 Apr 2012 09:00

5 live News Specials

News Specials

Download BBC Radio 5 live's in-depth interviews and documentaries.