The Ethical Agenda Of A Hooligan And The Inevitable Compromise

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The Ethical Agenda of a Hooligan and the Inevitable Compromise The ethical dilemma of hooliganism from both the perspective of a hooligan and the societal view are quite different. Alan Garrison is a hooligan who thinks of his actions as a hooligan very differently from the rest of the world. He sees little wrong with what he has done and has a detailed story to back up his views. His stories help explain why he turned out the way he did whether he realizes it or not. Whether having considered or even listened to his point of view, society views hooliganism as both a nuisance and a historical trend that has more or less died out. What are the origins of hooliganism, why does it exist and what are the possible compromises and measures taken to mitigate the damage having been done? Alan Garrison perspective is pivotal to understanding this. He explains his reasoning for why he consistently commits to violent acts and the tool it has taken on him throughout his life. Hooliganism is a public nuisance. Since the mid-to-late twentieth century, hooliganism has caused issues by spreading fear to soccer fans and causing legal issues. “Football hooliganism is defined… as the competitive violence of socially organized fan groups in football”, Although, It lacks a “legal definition” (Spaaij). Generally, their presence is not welcome and hooligans cause physical, psychological and mental harm to individuals who want no part of the senseless violence. Hooliganism in terms of football…

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