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    Among the Thugs: The Experience, and the Seduction, of Crowd Violence is a 1990 book by Bill Buford about football-related riots in the United Kingdom. Buford spent years attending football (soccer) matches and witnessing and partaking in violent riots. Through first-hand accounts, Buford describes the simultaneous horror and allure of violent rioting, arguing that, like drug use, it is the "antisocial kick" of a generation and that such violence is not incited by a leader but willed by the majority of the crowd participating.