Is this getting out of hand? Or just typical?

Is this getting out of hand? Or just typical?

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City? What is wrong with your players? Or better yet, ManU, what is wrong with your fans? So, Craig Bellamy got into an altercation with a fan and now the Police and FA are investigating the incident. Also, Javier Garrido got hit by a coin that came from the crowd at half-time that apparently was Carlos Tevez. I know normal people living a normal life would retaliate and defend themselves. Is it shameful that Craig Bellamy acted out after being confronted by a fan? Do athletes have the right to defend themselves against overzealous fans? I know this is all so emotion filled, but where does the line draw? When does emotion cause this great sport we all love to transform into a circus sideshow?

"Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string." — Pelé
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I really am wondering the same thing. It really does seem to be getting worse-certainly things were not this bad thirty years ago and I mean that in many ways. The Bellamy incident-well yes he has the right to defend himself. The fan should not have been on the pitch full stop-that he was says that he intended to make trouble in some way or another. But there were other people to deal with him and beyond defending oneself from an actual attack I don't think that a player has the right to get involved.

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This is a very disturbing notion, the lack of respect and the over emotional attitude a lot of fans portray. I am almost too scared to attend games live, I could only imagine the fiascoes fans of opposing teams get into. I am all for sports fueled by emotions but I think some serious lines have been crossed by fans and players recently.

"Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string." — Pelé
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Drama at the games is getting too extreme in my opinion. It seems there is always something happening that goes astray and becomes an event which we later wish we could take back, but it happens and then there is nothing that can be done. Yes he had the right to defend himself, if no others were around to do that for him, however they have officials at the games for a reason.

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Yes, I'm too uncomfortable to attend too. Believe it or not I was gifted a season ticket this year for the Villa (local team, not my choice, just the nearest to see regularly) and I haven't gone yet.

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Raemondo: Yes, I'm too uncomfortable to attend too. Believe it or not I was gifted a season ticket this year for the Villa (local team, not my choice, just the nearest to see regularly) and I haven't gone yet.
Wow, that's a chance not to miss, Raemondo. I will definitely still attend the live games for free, despite the uncontrolled situation which may happen. I am sure I can defend myself

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Raemondo: I really am wondering the same thing. It really does seem to be getting worse-certainly things were not this bad thirty years ago and I mean that in many ways. The Bellamy incident-well yes he has the right to defend himself. The fan should not have been on the pitch full stop-that he was says that he intended to make trouble in some way or another. But there were other people to deal with him and beyond defending oneself from an actual attack I don't think that a player has the right to get involved.
I think it is becoming more extreme because people are beginning to expect things to become heated at the soccer games. It is important that they put an end to it now or it will just continue to escalate. I would hate for it to ruin his career just because he felt he had to defend himself.

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arbey: Wow, that's a chance not to miss, Raemondo. I will definitely still attend the live games for free, despite the uncontrolled situation which may happen. I am sure I can defend myself
I would never assume that I can protect myself against a crowd surge, or other acts of hooliganism. I've seen too much at matches already, I know that people far bigger and stronger than me can and do get hurt.

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