Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Gareth Roberts have a chat with Geoff Pearson Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at Manchester University. Researcher & Writer on Sports Law, Football Crowds, ‘Hooliganism’, Policing and Ethnography about what he (and John Gibbons) saw in Marseille.
Both Geoff and John were on the ground and saw the situation was a lot more complex than the original reports.
Geoff explains the failures in policing in the run up to the weekend and the strategic and tactical errors while Gareth and Neil discuss the speed with which the discussion fell into old speak about football supporters.
There are also concerns going forward voiced in this TAW Special.