Among the Thugs - Dawes Road, Fulham Summary & Analysis

Bill Buford
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Buford explains what actually occurs when it "goes off," or when violence sparks in the football supporter crowd. He and Robert are headed to Tottenham along with a mob of other supporters. Robert describes, as they walk, the death of a supporter in previous years and tells Buford that Sammy is now believed to have killed a man. The United fans suddenly come head to head with thousands of Tottenham supporters, and Robert warns Buford to be wary. A police officer attempting to stop the impending violence hits Buford with the chain for his dog, and Buford argues with him. He suddenly realizes he has become one of the supporters instead of a journalist. The two crowds face one another across a street, but the tension simply mounts as the police in the middle attempt to hold it off. On each...

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