Jeremy Hunt on football related offences and the world cup

Forgive me, but I thought it had been shown that hooliganism had nothing to do with Hillsborough:

DM: …Staying with football, those footballers have just set the wrong example haven’t they, I mean so many people who have travelled out there, so many people who have been watching at home saying we really didn’t play as a team it is not an example to set to youngsters.

JH:   Well yeah of course it was disappointing because we have this enormous talent and for some reason they just didn’t gel as a team but I have to say, you know as a Minister I was incredibly encouraged by the example set by the England fans, I mean not a single arrest for a football related offensive and the terrible problems that we had in Heysel and Hillsborough in the 1980s seem now to be behind us and I think you know there is small grounds for encouragement there even though obviously we are very disappointed about the result.


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