Suffice it to say that it is not surprising in the LEAST that the these types of stories do not arise after hundreds of TFC fans attend an Impact home game. No one here cares about Ontarians enough to bother harassing them. Anglo Canada is obsessed with Quebec. It's bizarre. If we were people you'd have a restraining order
There have been several incidents in Montreal over the years where TFC fans were harrassed, spat on, and even jumped by Montrealers while at both Saputo and Olympic Stadiums (and before Grizzly jumps in, this has absolutely been a two-way street).
I'll go back to lurking this thread now.
Additionally, before the match I informed TFC that the area where this incident occurred was very dangerous and that there should be security present at all times. They told me that they would do this and they did not. Nor was their security in this area this year. Having adequate security is putting security at places were incidents can happen so they can be prevented it is not letting incidents happen and then sending large numbers of cops and guards into the area to beat people up and expel them after the fact.
And this year the number of security guards and police was absolutely massive. Yet they were somehow unable to place one guard in the washroom/concessions area, they were unable to stop two away fans from leaving the section at the end of the game, they were unable to provide any security in the main entrance or the pathway to the main parking area. Something is seriously fu-cked up in their security planning! TFC runs their security as competently as they run their team.
As a neutral fan who's been to football matches all over the world I know that both sides are to blame, it's not possible that only one side started everything.
I've been to games at BMO, Saputo and the Big O and the security is terrible. There's been a few incidents that I've witnessed in Canada in the last couple years where I thought it by the grace of god no one was seriously injured. It's staggering how much the management could learn from attending a derby or major tournament game in Europe.
From personal experience I can tell you that I've been able to float in and out of "away" sections without a ticket or even a question from security for a TFC vs Impact game.
Would it be possible for the various supporters groups (UM02, RPB, NEE, etc) to get together and send a joint letter to the league about this?
Pressure from there would probably get peoples' asses in gear.
As evidenced by the little yellow guy in my post I was trying to troll a bit, as befits a thread such as this, which is essentially a large troll-fest.
When will security realize you guys live in Eastern Europe? Morons, hey? If a scuffle breaks out, obviously you're going to throw a flare at the attackers and then rip out the seats and start hurling them. It's only natural. Shame on you security.
Back here in Western Civilization, in 2012, the Timbers Army invites to their home brew competition where we try to have a good time and not light each other on fire.
And yet we only get an allocation between 750 and 1500 tickets per match. Sounds to me like Eastern European away supporters need a time out -and by that I mean an all out travel ban, before Garber loses his already short fuse and I can't travel to Portland anymore.
You guys are total ****ing idiots.