You must not be a hockey fan to make this statement. Fighting in hockey isn't like it was in the 70's/80's. You might get a fight or 2 max in a game if you really want to call that dance they do actually fighting. This is not a fight:
THIS is a proper hockey fight:
I'm not a hockey fan, but you make my point, which is that fights in hockey are about as lethal as pro-wrestling bouts (in fact, the WWF risks greater injury with the inclusion of chair hits). OTOH, soccer fans routinely kick the crap out of each other, and deaths in the stands are not unheard of. The Wikipedia article on football hooligans cites 17 murders or attempted murders in the sport. You'd have a hard time finding an American sport that has as much violence among fans.