Jun 23, 2008

Football Brings Swiss into the Fight, for Once...

Russia’s unexpected victory this weekend over the Netherlands brought out the best in fans throughout Geneva.

As IHT reports, Swiss “police said they had to break up a number of fights in the city center [following the match]…The arrests included Russian and Dutch fans, as well as Swiss nationals.”
Ultimately, 800 ended up in the Klink.

What we've learned: the Swiss won’t take sides in a war, but a quarterfinal match will bring out the football hulligan in anyone.

Next up, Russia will play Spain on Thursday. More hilarity to come, for sure.

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