pete75 wrote: reohn2 wrote:
pete75 wrote:That's not how the violent ones, the so called firms, dress.
I've no idea about how the "firms" dress and I suspect most people don't either,which is beside the point anyway.What's being discussed is the effect groups may have on others,whether those groups are benign or otherwise.
If you want to avoid a potentially violent group of football supporters you need to know which ones to avoid so it's not beside the point.
Am I now to research every group football or other wise and their potential dress code before I go for a bike ride
And what if not all hooligans necessarily confirm to their prescribed dress code,what then?
The point is neither you,nor I can be sure who's who,and take every situation as we find it.
On the L&L towpath I once came across a middle aged normal looking woman with an Alsation on a lead,as I got nearer the dog spotted me began to snarl,growl and bark in a very menacing way.She shortened the lead and was struggling to hold it back,she said " don't stop love or he'll have you",there followed a short conversation as I passed,which ended with me telling her the best thing to do with such a dangerous dog.
On the same stretch of towpath I came across a chap,shaved head tattoos on his head and all over his upper body with a bit of facial metalwork adornment.With him were two brown Pitbull terrier type dogs,when he saw me approaching he simply ordered the dogs to sit, which they did by his side.
I stopped and complemented him on his dogs obedience,he thanked me and we passed the time of day then said our goodbyes,I see him regularly now and we always pass the time of day or just say Hi.
Make of that what you will.