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Police Arrest West Ham Firm For Pretending To Be Hooligans

by | 31st, October 2009

the-firmPolice appeal for information leading to the arrest of six notorious West Ham actors.

THE media loves football violence, just loves it. Scotland Yard loves it as well. Without the threat of football violence, policemen would never get to exercise their equal opportunities credentials by being rude and threatening to red and blues, red and whites, yellows and some other non-blacks. It also gives the police the chance to test out new baton techniques and gases, and walk on the hallowed turf.

So much do the police love football violence that they have issued 66 pictures of West Ham fans caught in acts of organised violence back in August as the Hammers played Millwall.

You may recognise six of the hooligans as being actors in the TV film The Firm. This is method acting at the edges of legality.

Scotland Yard tell us:

“Six images of individuals who were not involved in the violence were mistakenly included. These images appear to have been taken from a motion picture.

“We wish to apologise unreservedly to those affected. We are going to be actively trying to contact those people to offer our apologies.”

The Firm is set in the 1980s heyday, when football hooliganism was all the rage and police would call a film and film. Now a film is a motion picture and a chance for our Celebrity Police Force to meet and greet actors. Next week the CPF will feature the cast of EastEnders in a fight in a pub, appeal for witnesses and then seek to apologise to the protagonists in person.

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