Fowler: Wrong to label all England fans as hooligans

This year's European championship has seen clashes between Russian and English fans in the stands, as both sides battled to a draw on the pitch.

“Just because of a few idiots, it is not right to label England fans as trouble-makers.”   -  Reuters

Robbie Fowler, former England and Liverpool striker, disagrees with the hooliganism tag the England fans at Euro 2016 have earned. “Just because of a few idiots, it is not right to label England fans as trouble-makers.” He was replying to a query about the notorious reputation earned by England fans at international competitions.

This year's European championship has seen clashes between Russian and English fans in the stands, as both sides battled to a draw on the pitch. French police, under pressure due to the terrorist threat to the event, have to deal with fans clashes in the stands and outside stadiums.

Fowler is part of ‘Football Extraa’ from Sony Pictures Network. Others players on the panel are Portuguese World Cupper Deco, India captain Sunil Chhetri and noted commentator Joe Morrison. These four will be analysing various aspects of Euro 2016 and offer insights into players and teams. N P Singh, CEO of SPN, said that apart from 2016 the upcoming debut season of Premier Futsal and the FIFA U-17 World Cup, scheduled for 2017, will be of special interest to Indian viewers.