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Women and Children First (and Only)



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This is a novel way of dealing with hooliganism: Turkish soccer authorities will allow only women and children under 12 to watch teams who have been sanctioned for hooliganism, banning all men from entering the stadium. And entrance is free. Any searches would, of course, be done by women police officers. Players don’t seem to mind. It certainly has to change the atmosphere inside a stadium. Other soccer federations typically penalize teams whose supporters are involved in hooliganism and sometimes even have the teams play games to an empty stadium, without any spectators allowed inside.


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