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FOOTBALL chiefs have expressed their horror over a computer game which allows players to become hooligans.

The game, Hooligans: Storm over Europe, features brawls with police and rival gangs, drug dealing and looting.

A source at the Football Association said: "We are trying to stamp out hooliganism, especially with the World Cup this year but games like this will encourage violence. It should be banned."

But the Dutch makers, Darxabre, defended their game saying it was no different to other "beat-em-up" games.

Chief executive Jason Garber said: "We were fed up with these games and were looking for something contemporary in a war game as well as humour and sarcasm."

The game goes on sale at the same time as the Anti Defamation League revealed racists are using computer games to peddle their message of hatred.

In one such game, Ethnic Cleansing, points are earned for killing black and Jewish characters while, in another, players must run a concentration camp.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 5, 2002
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