Football is one the biggest and most popular sports in the world. It has grown rapidly from a small sport originally played by the Romans and Greeks to a worldwide hobby. However, it could be suggested that with the growing problem that is racism, football is becoming known as a sport for hooligans.
In the mid-1960s the media was flexible and indeterminate in giving the hooligan label to different incidents. Football hooliganism is seen by most to mean violence or disorder involving football fans (Clarke, 1978) Football hooligans are looked at as noisy, violent people who want to make trouble.