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Bad news for Man Utd as top 10 'worst behaved' fanbases in English football revealed, Millwall are only fifth

Joe Adams

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Bad news for Man Utd as top 10 'worst behaved' fanbases in English football revealed, Millwall are only fifth

The top 10 'worst behaved' fanbases in English football have been revealed, and seven Premier League teams make the list.

Football fans across the country have gathered a negative reputation down the years for their behaviour at matches.

Travel to any ground in the English Football League and you are bound to hear a fair bit of 'effing and blinding', generally directed towards the referee.

For the majority of supporters, that's as bad as it gets, but there's always one, or in some cases a few, who take it too far.

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Using data including banning orders, football-related arrests and reported incidents, each club has been given an overall 'naughty' score.

Topping the list are Premier League giants Manchester United, who have been given an overall score of 9.97 /10.

With 69 banning orders and 32 reported incidents during the 2022/23 season, and more reported incidents than any other club, it is no surprise they take the crown.

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Next up is bitter rivals Manchester City, whose fans still managed to cause a raucous despite winning the treble last campaign.

In joint second place is West Ham United, whose supporters famously defended their players' families from AZ Alkmaar ultras in the Europa League last term.

But despite their heroics, the Hammers finished the 2022/23 campaign with 89 football-related arrests, more than any other club.

Newly promoted Burnley and Championship side Millwall round off the list, with the latter racking up 66 banning orders last season, second only to Manchester United.

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The rest of the top 10 is made up of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Birmingham City, Arsenal and Leeds United.

The report adds that over 35% of arrests at stadiums are caused by public disorder, closely followed by violence and possession of Class A drugs.

Fascinatingly, more people were arrested for throwing missiles than alcohol-related offences.

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But it's just a game, right?

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Topics: Manchester United, Manchester City, West Ham United, Burnley, Millwall, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Leeds United, Chelsea, Birmingham City, Football

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