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From internet swear words to stadium violence in football (soccer) games – An Israeli case study:

Published on May 1, 2019in International Review for the Sociology of Sport1.771
· DOI :10.1177/1012690217715298
Uzi Ben Shalom1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Ariel University),
Amit Dvir8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Ariel University)
+ 4 AuthorsOfir Pele8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Ariel University)
Abstract
This study explored the relevancy of internet discourse among football fans and real-life stadium violence. Our hypothesis implies that there are positive correlations between violent utterances in...
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