"We really must eradicate the blot on our reputation," said Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died last week. The Iron Lady was referring to English soccer hooligans as if they were enemies of the state.
Being at a tournament like Euro 2012 is all about the party. The games themselves are sometimes a secondary consideration. And we all have a pretty good idea of what happens when tens of thousands of liquored-up young males get together.