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Vélez Sarsfield President Raúl Gámez Says Argentina Losing Battle With Hooligans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 21 / 15

The president of one of Argentina’s top clubs said that a "culture of football hooliganism has become entrenched in Argentina and there is no political will to eradicate it as there was in England," according to Rex Gowar of REUTERS. The violence of barras bravas, hooligan gangs, "is a stain o...

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