I noticed in the news where there was a massive conflict between fans at the world soccer matches after Germany won their last match. What I cannot understand is the paradox this demonstrates.
Supposedly a majority of the citizens of various European countries think the US is overly bellicose and too quick to take aggressive action in other countries, e.g., Iraq. These citizens will condemn the US's actions, but will apparently become violent at the drop of a hat over something as mundane and meaningless (in the long run) as a soccer match. I just don't get it!
If any of these Europeans ever hope to have their opinions of the US considered seriously in the US, they're going to have to put an end to such hooliganism.