Not in our house

Opposing fans need to use certain decorum when wearing enemy colors

Updated: November 19, 2009, 7:58 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Ugly fan behavior has long been a part of sports. I suspect in medieval times, the first English soccer fan downed one too many pints of ale, painted his chest, smuggled his spiked club into a game and next thing you know, hooliganism was born.

Because we wouldn't be anywhere without England, it was only a matter of time before Americans were getting drunk, painting their chests and beating on each other -- though, thank goodness, the NFL banned spiked clubs, I believe, at that meeting ...

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