italy v croatia

But this was not just a random outpouring of mindless violence by thugs whose only goal was to create disorder. It was a statement; a planned, desperate cry for attention. The logic behind it was to send a message to the Croatian Football Federation (CFF) that it cannot just do whatever it wants and expect to get away with it. That the way this message was delivered harmed the team became secondary for those who planned it, because it was their clear intention to hurt and embarrass the federation and bring out its dirty laundry.
—  Aleksandar Holiga on why Croatia fans set off flares and disrupted their Euro qualifier against Italy