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Notes are items that can be found throughout the FAITH series. They are often letters between characters or newspaper articles and they serve as the games' primary form of storytelling. All notes, photos, and letters found within the series are the only reliable way to certify whether something has happened or not. The only special case that disregards this is one of the notes in Chapter II.

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Incidents have been known to occur at games involving teams in Ireland. The most heated and well known derby in the League of Ireland is between Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers F.C and Bohemian F.C. On 15 July 2019 a League of Ireland match was the scene of crowd trouble following a match between Dublin clubs UCD and Bohemians. Missiles were thrown from the crowd where the referee and players had to be escorted away.[103]

Since 2003 the FC Barcelona hooligans, the Boixos Nois, are not allowed to enter Camp Nou. The hardcore Barcelona hooligans subgroups were involved in police operations against organized crime.[130] In 2008, after a hooligan incident versus Espanyol, FC Barcelona very publicly took a stand on violence, saying it hoped to stamp out violence for good.[131] In 2007 Atlético Madrid hooligans clashed with Aberdeen FC hooligans prior to a UEFA Cup match. In 2009 and 2010, Atlético hooligans also clashed with FC Porto and Sporting Clube de Portugal groups in Portugal during UEFA Cup games. During crowd disorder control manoeuvres after a match between Athletic Bilbao and FC Schalke 04, home supporter Iñigo Cabacas [eu] (who was not involved in hooliganism) was shot in the head with a 'Flash-ball' fired by a member of the Ertzaintza police service and later died.[132][133] Later that year a Rayo Vallecano hooligan was arrested during riots in 14 November general strike and accused of terrorism.

However, football (soccer) and other sports hooliganism overall is rare in the United States in part because of stricter legal penalties for vandalism and physical violence, club markets having their own territory of fans, venues banning weapons, stricter security during games, and a stronger taboo on politics, class, race, and religion into the American sporting culture. Although isolated drunken fights at games do occur, they rarely escalate to major brawling comparable to Europe and Latin America.[233]

The incident with the most notoriety in Australia is the Pratten Park riot in 1985 where hundreds of fans stormed the pitch midway through a Sydney Olympic v Sydney City match. In a match between Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory in February 2013, 17 plastic seats were destroyed and flares were fired.[298] In a match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory in November 2013, one travelling Melbourne Victory fan was hospitalised with a stab wound by a sixteen-year-old civilian.[299] In December 2013, a riot between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers broke out at a pub before the match later that day. At an international football friendly between Australia and Serbia in Melbourne in June 2011, fans lit flares both inside and outside the stadium, and in city streets. Banners supporting Ratko Mladić, the Serbian military leader charged with war crimes by the International Court of Justice, were displayed, and a laser pointer was seen in use.[300][301] In February 2011, Victoria Police said they were reluctant to cover Melbourne Victory games because of unacceptable behaviour by fans. Problems included violence, anti-social behaviour and the lighting of flares.[302][303]

I moved to Chicago in 2006. There I've learned I am a true Texan, something I didn't realize before I had left the state. I asked my parents to send me a Texas belt buckle, which they did. They also sent me a Kreuz Market cap and T-shirt, a reminder of my family's five-generation connection to the famed Lockhart barbecue mecca (Ramos's have been eating at Kreuz almost as long as it has existed). I wore Astros baseball caps to Cubs games until the verbal abuse became too intense, when I began wearing the Kreuz cap, a subtle but persistent show of Texas pride.

When I was 8 or 9 I had my first cigarette, and my first taste of hard alcohol (which I immediately spat out). I played in the street with the boys on my block. They were mostly Mexican, but there was a black kid too, and two white boys. We liked to catch crawdaddies in the creek, perpetually green with algae, scum, and runoff, and colored with graffiti. We played tag football, frequented ice cream trucks, and climbed trees. One day a boy stole my cap and I climbed over his dad's car to get it back. His dad saw me and reported me to my mom, who said I could never play with those boys again, one of her reasons being that they "cursed like sailors." She may have even used the word "hoodlum." Not long after that, one of the boys was playing with his mom's gun when it went off and killed another boy, whose name I can't remember now.

Mankind has more emotional capacity than any other living creature that wanders the earth. The two greatest emotions that sustain life are love and rage. While humanity claims love to be the key for future human existence, it is rage that begins all history. The word rage is the first phonetic word to have been written, it is rage that sheds a brother's blood and acts out the worst capability of man, it is rage that incites violence and begets evil and it is from rage that life is born. The Iliad is an epic tale that depicts the violent downward spiral of war and the redemption of mankind. Similar to dramatic tension in a more modern tale, "Boyz N'the Hood," the Iliad illustrates a war of kinship and the hopelessness that drains one's faith of all that is good in this world. These two tales show the audience how the seduction of war not only destroys all those directly or indirectly involved, but also the resurgence of life it enables. When using the template of war as a tool to understand the nature of man, the oldest example is Homer's, The Iliad. As a result, movies and literature adopted this basic concept as a way to depict human nature at its worst, which is similarly illustrated in "Boyz N' the Hood," through characters and the plot. In both stories, the central war that begins the epic tales is beyond the main characters control. It is when this war affects the main characters on a private level, that the war becomes personal. For example, in the Iliad, Achilles is removed from the war, however, it is when his "brother"', Patroclus, is killed does he allow the war to consume his heart and vengeance becomes his main purpose, until death. Similarly in "Boyz N'the Hood," Doughboy, the equivalent of Achilles, suffers from the same pain when his own brother, Ricky, is brutally murdered in a drive-by shooting. Apart from the main characters: Doughboy and Achilles, the two catalysts, Ricky and Patroclus, are classified as innocents. These two characters are set apart from the natural warriors, they are kind, sweet even and completely separated from the violence. A third parallel character is Trey and Diomedes. These two characters have a choice to enter the war, while they are active parts in battle; it is their decision to carry on after the tragic end that completes the cycle of violence and provides hope for humanity. In addition to character similarity, the main plot lines are also parallel in how they end. In both tragedies the war carries on after our characters' revenge are fulfilled and their unavoidable deaths occur outside the main text. Another similarity is the terms in which they die. In a war based on revenge, no death is left unanswered. However, both Achilles and Doughboy have seen through the "rose-red fingers" (Homer 614) and understand that death, their death, is inevitable and they accept it with inevitable resolution. The most important similarity is the ending that provides hope. In the Iliad, Achilles comes to terms with his mutilation of Hector's body and returns it to the Trojans in order to give a hero's burial. In the movie, "Boyz N' the Hood," Trey walks away from the war and goes to college; he turns his back on the violence and makes the choice to grow beyond war. It is these two choices that truly show the valor of a hero in their choice to not only to fight, but to also stop the fighting and walk away. The basis of these two tales is war. War is tragic, but when it becomes violent it undermines humanity and attacks the core of mankind and family. In "Why Men Love War," William Broyles attempts to explain this phenomenon that causes men to fall in love with war. To be enchanted by war games and the second life that enables men to become everything they are not back home is essential to understanding the passion and seduction of war. It is this same call to heroism that employs an entire Trojan army to uproot life as they know it and wage war against the infallible Greeks. Even though it is common to blame most unnatural things on the whims of gods, war is often continued out of the love of passion and ability for a normal man to become a hero and a legend for all of time. Men love war; they love the life it allows them to lead, the role they are able to play. But playing is all that it is. It is when war, violence extends beyond the imaginary world and penetrates "home" life. For any man, the attraction of war is that it is separated from their everyday normal life and is theirs and theirs alone; however, it is when this war becomes personal do we see reason and order leave the battlefield and chaos ensues. For example, when Patroclus is killed, Achilles is filled with rage and violates the code of honor that is understood in war, by killing Hector and further mutilating his body or Doughboy's unnecessary shooting (in the back) of already dead and dying gangsters that murdered his brother. The problem with war lies outside the boundaries of order and honor, it is when warriors violate this code, do we see not only the downfall of heroes, but also the demise of humanity. Justification of war is a tricky situation. When war defends the honor of a brother or a nation and its purity can rally a country and bring together a state, one can define the war as noble and justified, however, it is when war triggers uncontrollable emotions and causes heroes to break the heroic code that war becomes ugly. While war brings death, it also brings life, in that mankind is able to redeem itself by making a conscience choice to stop the cycle of violence and emotions that provoke humanity to turn on its own. It is love that both causes us to become emotionally involved in war, for example when a loved one is killed or injured, and it is love that enables man to redeem himself and conquer evil by discontinuing the cycle of evil and eventually the war; the war with our neighbor and the war within ourselves. 041b061a72


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