The author of this article is firstly aloof to his fellow fans. He doesn’t see himself as one of them, so doesn’t understand them. He also sees them as one mass so I think he is just following the usual narrative that working class are scum or chavs. He says “it is the majority who are also to blame”. Football fans and working class are the only collective where this type of sweeping prejudice goes unopposed. I wonder what would happen if he labeled all (insert ethnic minority) in this way? And, in great right wing style he goes on to claim the police, … were not “heavy handed” enough. With who? Maybe we should bring back national service for all those fat illiterate idiots with bad teeth? As for booing the Russian national anthem in Marseille after the organized attacks, are you really surprised? England fans clapped every anthem in the 2002 World Cup in Japan, they applauded the Irish anthem in Dublin, and mutual respect was shown to the Welsh and English anthems in Lens. This article offers a very jaundiced view of English fans. So yes, I don’t rate middle class commentators very much.