A bloodied Rio Ferdinand after he was hit by a coin thrown from the crowd. Photo: AP A bloodied Rio Ferdinand after he was hit by a coin thrown from the crowd. Photo: AP
A bloodied Rio Ferdinand after he was hit by a coin thrown from the crowd. Photo: AP
Peter Simpson
Opinion

Opinion

Peter Simpson

Return to standing at games an option

Rail seats are in use in the US and Europe and a return to them would not roll back British football to the hooliganism of the 80s

A bloodied Rio Ferdinand after he was hit by a coin thrown from the crowd. Photo: AP A bloodied Rio Ferdinand after he was hit by a coin thrown from the crowd. Photo: AP
A bloodied Rio Ferdinand after he was hit by a coin thrown from the crowd. Photo: AP
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.