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West Ham – Tottenham 16.08.2014, police arrested fan who invaded the pitch and took free kick

The over-zealous fan ran the length of Upton Park before stealing the set piece from under Christian Eriksen’s nose much to the delight of social media The football fan who ran on the pitch and took a free kick during West Ham vs Tottenham has been arrested. The over-eager supporter ran some 70 yards before booting the ball towards the …

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Wrexham FC v Chester has ‘greater hooligan risk than Manchester derby’

Wrexham has a “proportionally” higher number of potential troublemakers than the likes of Millwall, Manchester United and West Ham. And according to claims by North Wales Police, there was a greater hooligan risk element at last season’s clash with fierce rivals Chester at the Racecourse than there was at a Manchester derby. Superintendent Rob Kirman made his comments about the …

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New documentary “Football Hooligan and Proud” looks at the dark side of the beautiful game

New documentary Football Hooligan and Proud takes a look at some of the most violent football hooligans living in Britain. The doc details of Rochdale fan Lee who has just begun his third banning order and reveals how he was attracted by the danger and violence. In the video above the 37-year-old reveals the buzz he gets from living that …

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Northampton – Mansfield Town 09.08.2014, one arrested after incidents with stewards

According no northamptonchron.co.uk one man was arrested and another served with a violence reduction order after an incident involving away fans at Sixfields on Saturday. Northampton Town defeated Mansfield Town 1-0 in the first game of the 2014/15 season. During the game, stewards and police had to deal with Mansfield fans damaging the advertising hoardings in the South Stand. Pc …

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A smoke bomb at Filbert Street in October 1981

Smoke flares on the pitch at Filbert Street in October 1981 during Leicester City’s home game with Chelsea. The match ended 1-1, but was marred by what the Mercury called “the worst outbreak of soccer violence in Leicester for months.” A total of 45 people were arrested before, during and after the game, with coins thrown and scuffles breaking out …

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Football Fight Club – The Blazing Squad

BBC’s new documentary In Britain there is a new generation of young football fan, responsible for trebling violent incidents since 2007. Last season the police clamped down on football-related public disorder with 600 new football banning orders and nearly 3,000 arrests. This documentary follows Britain’s youth football firms across the 2013/14 season. The film features members of three firms – …

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Arsenal Herd and Gooners… then and now!

Arsenal has two separate Football hooligan firms, one named as ‘The Gooners’, this being a mutation of the club’s nickname, The Gunners and ‘The Herd’. The Gooners were known as a violent football hooligan firm, who were mainly active within the 1980s. However nowadays the name is mainly used by the majority of Arsenal supporters (the non-hooligan sector) who consider …

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