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Politicians are talking about introducing a raft of measures, including lifelong Daspo bans. But as the case of Claudio "Bocia" Galimberti clearly shows, Daspos are collected like badges of honour and often have little effect. The problem - as so often in Italy - is not a lack of laws and regulations but an inability or unwillingness to enforce them. Clubs are frightened of losing money if they alienate large numbers of season ticket holders. But Premier Renzi has proposed a measure that might finally make the clubs reassess their relationships with the hooligans: he is proposing to charge the clubs for policing inside grounds and in the immediate vicinity, as in England. If trouble at the grounds costs clubs serious money, the Ultras could soon be out of favour.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun May 11th, 2014 at 02:32:50 PM EST

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