QR Code Hooliganism

Fans of Turkish football may have seen that in a recent game between Karsiyaka S.K. and Goztepe there was an ingenious, although offensive, use of QR Codes. Turkish football has certainly had its image problems this year with one game even limited to only women and children due to the crowd troubles.

The Karsiyaka fans had created huge QR Code banners which they held up to the opposing fans, who then duly scanned them only to receive an offensive message encoded. Now although this is obviously childish and a bit silly it does make a very good point, people will scan QR Codes. Used in the right context (such as at a Football game when everyone is sat down for a long time) it can be a great way to spread the word.

So is this a new age of football geek hooliganism?

Jack

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