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Arsenal youngsters sent home after cup row

TT/The Local/gm · 7 Aug 2011, 15:26

Published: 07 Aug 2011 15:26 GMT+02:00

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According to reports in Helsingborg Dagblad, the trouble started earlier on during a bad tempered match between Arsenal Soccer School ‘s 15-year-olds team and a local side in the Eskilscupen competition.

The bad blood between the youngsters simmered on and boiled over during a youth disco in the evening for all those taking part in the competition. Fighting apparently broke out between opposing players and one of the boys from the English team was thrown out of the disco.

Afterwards further trouble erupted and the police had to be called to the scene to break things up.

Carlos Paulsson part of a police youth group said, “It was chaos when we got there. We had to put handcuffs on some of them to calm down the situation.”

The boys involved were then escorted back to Elinebergs School where they had staying and the entire team had to go home on Sunday.

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Explaining the reasons for banishing the team from the competition, Tommy Billqvist, organiser of the event said in a statement that the Arsenal Soccer School players behaviour was contrary to the values of Eskilscupen and Eskilsminne IF.

TT/The Local/gm (news@thelocal.se)

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18:28 August 7, 2011 by Frank Arbach
....and of course the behaviour of young Swedes in football matches is exemplary isn't it?
01:54 August 8, 2011 by cutthecrap
Most of that Arsenal team are of African descent. Very sad that they drag the name of Arsenal and the UK through the mud. Still, nothing new in that unfortunately.
07:53 August 8, 2011 by axiom
yeh yeh, here comes the racial slur now ... but what else to expect here


why must everything be reduced to a race issue on the site.

hooliganism and figthing has long been a part of british football culture, this is nothing new and certainly not a race issue.

there are numerous british based footballers, some very known names that are often reprimanded for behaviour

ever heard of the millwall riots for example, I bet you also blame that on Bedfordshire bursting at the seams with african desendants, what a joke

you know all those fans who are banned from travelling to matches, I bet you think they too are also completely african desendants.

not saying there are not africans in the above mentioned, but if this is the valid explanation, then judging by the number of african desendants in English Football, the whole thing should be in chaos, this is not so, it is still the largest and most prestigious league in the world ....
08:43 August 8, 2011 by mum4real
Thks @axiom for coming in immediately. I dont understand how a fight has to do with people of African descent. Racist always fine this place to express their views and if my memory is alrite UK has the highest record of Football violence coming from their notorious holigans and non of them is from Africa.
09:13 August 8, 2011 by axiom
oh yes, I have lived next to "The Den" Millwalls homeground, I have lived in Crystal Palace and worked 5mins walk from Chelsea homeground and often visited my friends 5mins from Tottenham, been to footie matches and of course a few in the the local Pub, this kind of behaviour being associated with football is nothing new to me, seen it and lived in it.
09:41 August 8, 2011 by axiom
@Dude79, hopefully they did LOL, that rioting in London was nothing short of a shame BUT as people become more disgruntled, I'm afraid this picture will become more common.
10:04 August 8, 2011 by lovaspappa
@cutthecrap: Aren't there moderators on this forum? Please, please, you bigoted, racist, homophobic, ignorant immigrants go the f back to where you came from. You're not wanted here, nobody likes you except maybe your like-minded, inbred cousins. Your paradise awaits you somewhere: go to it, please. Go get drunk or something. Get laid if any of your relatives aren't busy. Smoke a joint, something to take the edge off your what must be a miserable existence. I know: Iowa. Go there and stay there. You won't be missed.
10:59 August 8, 2011 by Rick Methven

ctthecrap is a pathetic troll who should change his name to FullOfCrap, because that describes him well. He a pathetic person who is best ignored
18:54 August 8, 2011 by cutthecrap
Take a look at what is happening now in that multiracial paradise of London.

Take a look at the faces doing the looting and burning. Take a look at yourselves:)
19:45 August 8, 2011 by Streja
Yeah, they are mostly male and young.

Let's persecute all men! The world would be safer without those murderers.
21:40 August 8, 2011 by axiom

Riots are nothing new to the UK how do you explain the paradox of the Northen Irsih riots(and there were several) with the obvious lack of racial minorities to blame???

LOL, im with streja im afraid, one could argue by your measure:

Young men between 17 & 35

Young women between 17 & 35 with a man between 17 & 35






People living in London

People living in North London

People born in western europe

People alive during 2011

getting the picture? statistically I could implicate any of the above groups through your logic above

reminds me of a british sitcom "The Thin Blue Line" Inspector Grim once said we should lock up everyone and let them argue why they shouldn't be in prison, the otherway around was much too much work.
23:22 August 8, 2011 by Smallnose
We do anything to win the world famous Eskilscupen competition.
16:34 August 9, 2011 by farnoxo
What do you expect from football - a game for morons, played by idiots and watched by thugs.

Anyone for the Rugby World Cup next month :-)
23:55 August 9, 2011 by Lucious-leftfoot


Hmmm.......i have been an arsenal supporter for more than 20yrs, i know for a fact that Niclas Bendtner is a well known troublemaker at the club, he is danish by the way! Jack Wilshere was involved in a fracas with a couple of friends not too long ago and appeared in court,(white britsh), Tony Adams, an arsenal legend was a well known former alcoholic who spent time in jail. b4 the present manager, arsene wenger, there was a well known drinking culture at the club and most of the players involved were europeans...David Rocastle(RIP), thierry Henry, ian wright, Kanu Nwankwo and a whole load of players with african descent have played for the club and honored the great arsenal....the whole backline of the team( the invincibles, 2003-2004) involved in the greatest achievement in english football( going through a whole league season undefeated) were players of african descent, that team also included thierry henry, patrick viera, silvan wiltord, gilberto silva, gael clichy, kanu nwankwo, all of african descent, We also had great players like Bergkamp, Pires and ljunberg( all europeans and brillant players) and the greatest player ever voted by the fans is of African descent (Thierry Henry), he is also the all time highest goal scorer at the club followed by Ian wright.

So pls@cutthecrap.....think and get ur facts straight before you start making ridiculous statements!

And am watching skynews at the moment and there are pple of all diffrent races involved in the riots and pple of all races involved in the cleaning up of the streets..
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