(Gothia Game, Sweden, 2010)
In 2009, the Danish Ball Game Union said that 51 percent of illegal aggression against referees on the main island, Zealand, was committed by players with an “immigrant background.” In 2010, a live transmitted soccer game, the so-called Gothia Games, ended with a hundred Arabs attacking the winning team.
From this years’ Gothia Game — unsurprisingly, the Swedish media does not mention that the losing team was the Iraqi team Alshebab SC:
When Skoftebyns IF from Trollhattan had won, the chaos broke out.
Supporters of the opposing team stormed the field and chased the referees. Raija … Karlsson was one of those who was there and was cheering Skoftebyns IF. She was there to see her grandchildren play. She says that the bad atmosphere began early in the match. …
“When the game was over, we applauded and were happy. Then we saw how the judges ran right across the field, being chased by adults. Karlsson describes how a large crowd of people stormed the soccer field.