Endless column inches and books written about CCS. A fair amount of fact and fantasy. Hibs fans I know including prominent members have different opinions ranging at random I guess from
Proud they were Hibs,
Pretoian guard to travelling fans,
Defenders of the Faith
Gave Hibs a bad name,
People who joined a gang,
People who got immense pleasure from battering folk,
No feelings one way or another.
As a Scarfer who had been following Hibernian before any CCS punter was born I feel there has been a dreadful amount of romanticism surrounding the whole scene.
The people involved then are some of the most loyal supporters which is something else entirely.
By the way if everyone who said they were at the famous Hibs V Napoli match, the crowd that night was 100,000
Similarly if everyone who say they were involved with CCS, it must have had a team of thousands.
I should add that some of the thuggish new wave of casuals in my experience were not avense to turning on rank and file Hibs fans.