London, United Kingdom

The London Evening Standard sits down with a successful middle-aged Arsenal fan, who was known as a football hooligan in the 80s, on what brings about these deep emotions:

‘I still fight at football,’ says Peter, 43, in hushed tones in a Soho pub. ‘Arsenal last season, for instance. There have been years when I’ve been trying to wind it down – I’m a respectable man – but we were at the Emirates and I’d gone to watch the football and you’ve got 57,000 pissed-off home fans and 3,000 delirious Tottenham rivals. I had to fight every step of the way down the Holloway Road to Highbury Corner. It was like Beirut.

Not much to go by especially since the disclaimer at the end of the article mentions that “some names have been changed”. Nevertheless, Peter (if that’s your real name), hit me up and I’ll send you a personalized Looks Like Beirut certificate.

Beirut Street Soccer by CyberAndy -- via flickr

Beirut Street Soccer by CyberAndy -- via flickr