In the United Kingdom, hooliganism hit its height in the ’70s, when firms such as the Red Army (Manchester United), Suicide Squad (Burnley), Villa Hardcore (Aston Villa), and the Herd (Arsenal) started to organise in mass. By the middle of the decade, every football club in Great Britain had a firm attached to it.
Football hooliganism or soccer hooliganism constitutes violent or belligerent behaviour perpetrated by spectators at association football events. Football hooliganism normally involves conflict between gangs, in English known as football firms (derived from the British slang for a criminal gang), formed to intimidate and attack supporters of other teams.
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Hooligan firms (also known as football firms) are groups that participate in football hooliganism or other sports-related hooliganism. In European countries such as England and Poland , firms are clearly defined, but in Latin America the situation is less clear-cut.
“The Millwall Bushwackers” its the “hooligan firm” of the Millwall FC. Originally it was called “F-Troop”, during the decade of 80' 70'y, later change to its current name. Stigma of violence has characterized this group for more than 100 years.
The Bushwackers are the most famous of their hooligan and thug supporters, with the group usually consisting of anywhere from 200-250 at a time.
14. The Heysel Disaster. Date: 29 May 1985. Location: Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium. Death Toll: 39. Hooliganism was the trigger for this tragedy among the worst soccer disasters. Back in 1984, when Liverpool F.C. (England) defeated Roma, the Liverpool fans were attacked by the Roma fans.
The hooligan firm of infamous English football club Millwall, the Bushwackers take their (misspelled) name from the American Civil War ambushers, and no one would want to be attacked by these nasty Brits. They even had an improvised weapon named in their honor – the Millwall Brick, made of a newspaper and used to bash up rival fans.