Among the Thugs - Turin Summary & Analysis

Bill Buford
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Michael Wicks, the acting British Consul, meets the fans as they exit the plane in Turin. Clayton, a very heavy man now drunken is the first off the plane, and Buford notices Wicks simply smiles and greets the drunken passengers. A woman named Jackie steps from the group and announces she is Bobby's assistant. The fans board buses after a speech from Wicks about behaving themselves. The English become more rude and crude as they drive through the streets, where onlookers gaze. They begin to chant obscenities, moon the crowd, and finally, someone throws a bottle through the window at the Italian crowd. Suddenly, they all begin to throw bottles, and when one Italian lad throws a rock back at the bus, the English are furious, and begin to throw everything breakable at the crowd directly. The bus driver swerves the bus to the right...

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