Dr Alberto Testa talks to LBC listeners about football hooliganism and Far Right

Dr Alberto Testa talks to LBC listeners about football hooliganism | University of West London

Dr Alberto Testa took to the airwaves again over the weekend in an interview and phone-in with LBC about football hooliganism in the Euro 2016 finals.


Talking to LBC’s Tom Swarbrick. Alberto Testa, an expert in football violence at the University of West London, explained the difference between English fans that clashed with Russian fans in France.

He says English hooligans do not go to football matches with the intention of violence, but frequently become involved in spontaneous clashes often influenced by alcohol.

Ultras, are more organised and frequently are linked to extreme right wing ideology. He says the Russian fans fall firmly into this category.

The lines were then opened for members of the public to phone in, and Dr Testa fielded questions about the likelihood of further violence and where it might erupt in the rest of the tournament.

Watch a small clip about his fascinating insights into the different types of hooligans that have clashed at Euro 2016.