Monday, July 21, 2008

Columbus Crew and West Ham Get in a Tussle

West Ham’s trip to North America sure is turning out to be a not-so excellent adventure. First, there were botched travel plans. And then, last night, there was a brawl between Columbus Crew and West Ham supporters, with some arrests, tear gas and maybe a couple bruises.

It would be very easy to blame the Columbus Crew fans for this one, with their history of inane behavior. However, the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that some West Ham supporters unfurled a banner that read “ICF, 30 Years Undefeated” (ICF = Inter City Firm). And, the Crew message boards seem to blame a few drunken West Ham supporters, who were in fact Americans, as well as an over-response from the paid security.

Instead, we’d like to think that the Crew supporters triggered the fight with a couple of their patented witty chants. After the jump, see some of our best guesses as to what these could have entailed. (Feel free to add your own chants in the comments.)

We're more refined
We're more refined
We're more refined than all of you
Ohio is more refined than you

We’re the buck eyes
You hammers fuck guys

England Sucks! Ohio Rules!
England Sucks! Ohio Rules!
England Sucks! Ohio Rules!
England Sucks! Ohio Rules!

Ohio,
Round on the ends, high in the middle

Our knuckles drag on the ground
We all just got GEDS
We haven't bathed in weeks
But at least we have straight teeth

Ohio. Woah
Ohio. Woah
We take our guns to work.
In case it goes beserk.

You're still eating gruel
You're forever eating gruel


(Photo: AP)

24 comments:

Keith said...

Maybe the Crew supporters just reminded them that they supported West Ham. That should have been enough to really piss them off.

Mike Georger said...

100 bucks says the crapfest known as green street hooligans is to blame for this

BerbaKeane said...

West Ham supporters are scum. Columbus are wanna be scum. Handbags was all it could have been but the press will milk it as footy violence always makes a good read. Anyway, fuck Mr Ferguson and Mr. Benitez. At least the wanker from the Emirates does his transfer dealing with some class. Now I need a new screen name

Mike Georger said...

fuck benitez and ferguson for stealing that kid from palace!

wait

Bigus Dickus said...

Was this story about Man U and Liverpool? Berbakeane...WTF

BerbaKeane said...

Georger, Bostock wasnt under contract. Get your facts straight when trying to be witty. Different scenarios. As for Bigus, dont you have a plane to catch, Hucks is waiting for his oral.

Lingering Bursitis said...

Berbakeane:

as of today, I believe "Bentodric" isn't taken.

Mike Georger said...

they got a bullshit tribunal decision to let them pay pennies for the kid. its shady. far more shady than anything benitez and liverpool have done.
oh no they said theyre interested in players, god forbid. its not like they came out and said theyll give them huge pay raises like real did. shit all benitez said was he was interested in keane, granted ferguson said he was confident in signing berbatov and i guess that could be seen as unsettling but benitez hasnt done anything wrong with keane.

the way i see it, every club that buys is guilty of this kind of crap at one point or another. and if players and their agents kept their mouths' shut it probably would be made easier.

BerbaKeane said...

Roy Keane made a bid which Spurs accepted THEN arranged to speak with them re terms etc. Benitez was told to bugger off yet he kept doing things to unsettle Keane. Top class wanker. Fergie is guilty as well. We will get an extra 5 mil but will be losing our strikeforce.

The Fan's Attic said...

can somebody tell me what exactly the rules are in this situation? or at least tell me where i can find them to read on my own?

Spectator said...

When a youth player hasn't signed a professional contract yet, any team can negotiate and sign him directly in exchange for the amount of money that the other team spent in development. In Bostock's case, the teams couldn't agree on a price and a tribunal determined an amount that -- while probably accurate in terms of the amount spent on development -- doesn't take into account his potential.

It's a bullshit system, but it allowed Arsenal to sign Fabregas so I'm not one to complain.

Precious Roy said...

These are some really shitty chants in the comments.

Mike Georger said...

"we're here! we're queer! we don't wany any more bears!"

"say homer, thats a pretty catchy chant you've got there"

"yeah i heard it at that mustache parade last month"

Lingering Bursitis said...

Berba:

Poor ol' Robbie didn't need much unsettling. He was so traumatized about watching the prime years of his career squandered in the gulags of the UEFA Cup, and someone situated a lot closer to Ireland showed him the glory of Champions League football.

Aye, a tragic tale, to be sure, but not one where Spurs could have done much. When a bigger club flashes a bit of cash and the promise of playing against AC Milan or Bayern with more regularity (and friendlies don't count)... you pay attention.

A tragic tale, surely one that's harder to swallow because he's your captain and the spiritual core of your Norf Lahndahn mob.

Mike Georger said...

i thought leslie was the captain

Keith said...

By contrast, even though Stan Petrov was total toss and Steve Sidwell opened his account at -1 in Saturday's Intertoto tie, I'm fully at peace with Rafa backing up the Brinks truck for Gareth Barry, after having Gerrard tap him up during England friendlies.

Goat said...

When I saw there were 16 comments,I thought I'd have to defend Columbus from an assault of allegations about racism, shitty fans, and general douchebaggery. Thank goodness for petty bickering among the Spurs, Villa, and Liverpool contingents.

Keith said...

Now, now, Goat, Georger and I tried to start us off on topic. Blame Bentovanni for the tangent

ΓΌ75 said...

@goat-

All Columbus fans are shitty, racist and generally douchebags. Did I miss anything?

Goat said...

u75--you forgot inbred.

Goat said...

Keith--I was going to go with Huddlebranque.

Keith said...

My question is, if UF existed then, would he have gone by DeMido? MidoKeane? MidoCarrick?

Lingering Bursitis said...

We all know no-one sticks around at Spurs long enough for bloggers to create a handle that will last through the ages.

Carrmido would have been my choice, although they both flew the coop

Bigus Dickus said...

I'll go with kinghaly