Description - Who Wants It? by Colin Ward
Chris Henderson formed the Chelsea Headhunters as well as the band Combat 84, the antithesis of middle-class England with its raw, uncut lyrics of punk and the thoughts of George Orwell. While the bands never acheived any lasting fame, the same could not be said of the Chelsea fans who earned a reputation as the most dangerous in Britain, with the name Headhunters put alongside the ICF as the most feared in Europe and governments taking an interest in them. After Stephen Hickey Hickmott's shock jailing in 1986, Chris took up the mantle of organising a small group of Chelsea fans who travelled to domestic matches by luxury coach - the style which epitomised the travelling fan in the mid-1980s - as well as touring extensively abroad with England. No more British Rail specials or budget coach journeys - this was the designer era of dressing and violence, the reinstatement of old meeting places combined with the shock of flare guns and the gas attack to a backdrop of the new music scene post-punk. Chris and his gang were the second wave of mass arrests and their show trial was meant to be the crowning glory of Thatcher's corrupt systematic squashing of football hooligans once and for
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