Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings series) presents one of the hardest hitting films on football violence ever made. Starring some of the football firm s most feared and notorious figures and former Millwall hard man Tamer Hassan (Dead Man Running, Bonded By Blood) , Hooligan is the real story of football violence told with shocking honesty. With footage of the worst hooliganism ever seen in the UK and abroad and revealing stories from ex-hooligans, the police and football authorities, director Donal Macintyre (the reporter behind the ground-breaking undercover TV programme Chelsea Headhunters) gets into the world of the football firms like never before, capturing all the fear, violence and mayhem they bring.
Investigative journalist Donal MacIntyre directs this documentary examining how football hooliganism, once a very British disease, has gone global. With football violence having been brought successfully under control in Britain since its heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, there has recently been a worrying rise in violence in Europe, South America, and the United States. In graphic detail this film charts the history of hooliganism both home and abroad, examines the motivation behind those involved, and asks what does the future hold for the hooligan