The concept of court has Quechua origin. It is possible, according to linguistic experts, to distinguish between two etymological roots of the word: kamcha and kancha. In the first case, it refers to the beans already roasted and the corn that the residents of the South American region usually eat.
On the other hand, the word cancha inspired by kancha (translated as “enclosure”) has a wider range of meanings. The word is used to refer to the space reserved for the practice of different sports or for the organization of shows. For example: “In a while I’m going to the court to watch Boca’s game”, “There are many people on the River court because tonight there will be a rock festival. “
In a similar sense, the field, surface or flat site, and the corral of adequate proportions to deposit objects, is known as a court.
Cancha is also, in some countries, synonymous with racetrack. The term is used in relation to betting, on the other hand, to refer to the amount of money imposed by the owner of a gaming venue.
Another application of the court idea refers to the place where the channel of a certain river becomes wider.
Finally, we can mention that court is the skill that a person acquires from experience. In this sense, it constitutes a kind of informal knowledge (not systematized) that arises from living certain situations: “My father has a lot of court in these matters”, “After living ten years in Africa, I have a court to handle certain situations”, ” Martín lacks the field to achieve success in a similar position ”.
The hooligan or brave bars
The term hooligan derives from the last name of a man who made history for his absolutely despicable behavior and is used as a synonym for vandal or brave bar. Edward Hooligan was of English origin and lived in the second half of the 19th century in London. He was an unkempt, disrespectful, irresponsible person and used to participate in street fights.
His lazy and provocative attitude led him to start confrontations with anyone who did not agree with him or his way of acting, which consisted mainly of absolute leisure and excessive consumption of alcohol. It wasn’t long before others imitated his tendencies, violating public order and intimidating people with their aggressiveness and appearance, on and off the soccer fields.
This movement quickly spread to other European countries, such as Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, although it also crossed the ocean to reach Argentina. In the World Cup in 66, many matches took place on real battlefields.
Some of these bars came to have names, although from the point of view of those who have suffered them, the word hooligans is enough to encompass them. During these unfounded confrontations, the level of aggression has become extremely high, even causing deaths. In the year 85, during a match between the Liverpool and Juventus teams, the number of fatalities was 39 people. As a result of this unfortunate event, the UEFA authorities expelled England from the European Championship until 91.
However, the riots did not end there. In 97, Hillsborough Stadium was the scene of 95 deaths and more than 200 injured during the final of the English Cup. Despite security measures, ranging from arrests to denying England to host the World Cup in 2006, violence on soccer fields appears to be an integral part of the matches, which less and less symbolize a sporting event.