THERE can be no excuse for the behaviour seen on the town centre’s streets at the weekend.
Hooligans caused a scene outside pubs and inside the railway station by fighting each other.
Shopping trolleys were thrown and witnesses said ‘weapons’ were brandished.
It must have been a horrifying sight for innocent passersby to see as they went to catch a train or did their shopping.
It’s not yet known why the culprits chose to bring such violence to the town, but police have described it as football-related disorder.
However, it was far from sporting behaviour and the hooliganism once associated with football in the past is, or should be, long gone.
Instead football clubs today put so much time and effort into their work to appeal to families and encourage younger people to enjoy the sport.
Violence should never form part of sporting rivalry.
It’s a shame as these people will call themselves football fans, yet they do more injury to the game than anything else in acting the way they did in Huddersfield on Saturday.