'Phil' and 'John'
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Football hooligans: 'We fight for our football club'

The number of young people involved in football hooliganism has doubled in the past three years according to figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers seen by BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast.

"Phil" and "John" were both convicted of football-related violence after being involved in a fight involving up to 100 Coventry and Leicester fans in 2008. "Phil" was banned for eight years and "John" for 10.

Proud members of the club's hooligan "firm", the Coventry Legion, they got involved in football violence when they were 14.

  • 08 Oct 2010
  • From the section UK