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Swedish fans fined for attacking legend's son

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 622

Pin Henrik Larsson's son Jordan was confronted during a pitch invasion. EFE
Henrik Larsson's son Jordan was confronted during a pitch invasion. EFE

Swedish fans fined for attacking legend's son

Matt Morley by Matt Morley @rfutbol - 0 622

Twelve men have been fined by a Swedish court for attacking Henrick Larsson's son after his team were relegated.

Jordan Larsson, who plays for Helsingborgs, was confronted on the pitch after his team lost 2-1 to Halmstads in a relegation play-off in November.

Henrik Larsson was Helsingborgs coach at this point and he and his son went across to the fans at full-time to thank them for their support and express their disappointment with the result. However, the pair were met by a hail of missiles from the stands before a group of the fans took to the pitch.

As a result twelve men have been fined up to £1,020 each after being found guilty of forcibly removing Larsson Jr's shirt.

In the aftermath of the incident Larsson Sr stepped down as manager, whilst Larsson Jr moved to top-flight side NEC Nijmegen the following January.

The incident led to calls from Interior Minister Anders Ygeman to improve the security at football stadiums in Sweden.

 

 

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