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Football hooliganism reaches old heights as new figures show 'extreme danger' increasing

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England stars Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier revealed their families no longer wanted to attend games due to fears of not being safe.

Last season saw the return of full stadiums in the wake of the pandemic - and this coincided with a spate of pitch invasions. READ MORE: English club have gone record 70 games and 520 days without getting a penalty A Nottingham Forest fan was jailed after running on the pitch and head butting Sheffield United's Billy Sharp at the City Ground, while a supporter who taunted Aston Villa's Robin Olsen following a game at the Etihad four-year banning order.

Incidents of disorder were reported at more than half of all matches, compared to just a third in the season before Covid. Reported incidents rose 60 per cent, pitch invasions rose 127 per cent and there was an increase in football-related arrests of 59 per cent.

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