River Plate in the second division of soccer (football) : risk, sports & violence

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Title: River Plate in the second division of soccer (football) : risk, sports & violence
Author: Korstanje, Maximiliano
Abstract: Due to the poor performance, political corruption and serious financial problems, one of the most prestige clubs of Argentina, River Plate was placed at disaster’s doors when descended to play the second division of Argentine football. This frustrating scenario paved the ways for the advent of uncontrollable riots that were broadcasted and disseminated by the media to all homes. Viewers have certainly been witnesses how not only as one of the five giant collapsed but also how violence and a couple of maniacs broke the seats of stadium and threw to players. In numbers the lootings left more than 50 injuries and thousand of million dollars in losses. In this context, the present paper explores in the connection between violence, hooliganism and risk management policies to expand the existent understanding of specialized literature. Most likely, River symbolized the times we are living where the social institutions are being radically changed and uncertainty prevails. Besides, this research examines the pervasive nature of mass media to contribute to create high expectances in fans that after ended with episodes of hooliganism. Unlike other fans, hooligans monopolize the control of signs, flags, chants and other symbols by creating stories and legends to justify their behaviors but sometimes these narratives do not correspond with events as really happened. Key Words: Football, Violence, Hooliganism, Risk, Security
Date: 2014


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