Ugly side returns to The Beautiful Game

Daniel Warlow (in white) during violent clashes. Inset, Warlow leaving Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

It was the ugly side of The Beautiful Game. Images of wanton violence marred football throughout the 1970s and 80s, with the very mention of the Chelsea Headhunters, Millwall Bushwackers or Shrewsbury’s English Border Front enough to strike fear into the minds of the majority of peaceful supporters.