I'm a huge fan of the Croatian National team. I supported them through the Euro's and was very disappointed when they were eliminated as I thought they deserved better.
I'll admit that I was expecting "something" when Israel went to Croatia for the qualifier. I guess they fall into the simple old generalization of antisemitism that Eastern Europe exudes, not because they are antisemitic, but because of where they are geographically.
I was very pleased that I was proven wrong. The fans were respectful and simply great.
That being said, its a shame that more westernized European nations such as Switzerland and England, just to name a few, cant act in the same manner.
Its hard to control ALL the fans, their will always be a bunch that are acting independently from the others, and that is there choice. I think most of us that are rational understand that.
With that in mind, and not taking anything away from the Croatian league, I would rather have Grant coaching a team with a better reputation.