Headhunters’, Chris ‘Chubby’ Henderson, who boasted of the kickings and beatings he gave at football matches in Britain in an autobiography, has died in London.
sofa last week.
claimed membership of the National Front, appeared to have mellowed in his
racists beliefs in Pattaya and had a number of Thai girlfriends.
|Chubby, left, and Hickie|
another Chelsea headhunter leader Steve ‘Hickie’ Hickmott, who owned a bar in the Philippines and authored ‘Armed for
“Chris Henderson formed the Chelsea Headhunters – who later earned a reputation as the most dangerous fans in Britain – as well as the band Combat 84 who, with their punk attitude and uncut, Orwellian lyrics, represented the antithesis of middle-class England.
After the jailing of Stephen ‘Hickey’ Hickmott, Henderson organised a gang of Chelsea fans who travelled to matches by luxury coach with the aim of causing havoc and destruction.
They were finally arrested and their subsequent trial was meant to be the crowning glory of Thatcher’s campaign to vanquish hooliganism.
|Hendersen with mate as a skinhead|
Instead, the dramatic collapse of the case sounded the death knell for all the undercover police operations and mass indiscriminate arrests that had been ordered by the authorities to squash the activities of Henderson and others.
The ‘Ministry’ continued to pursue Henderson and prior to the 2002 World Cup, he and Hickmott were named as the two leaders planning hooligan and criminal acts for the tournament in South Korea and Japan, which culminated in Henderson being arrested and refused entry to Japan for the England v. Argentina match”.
This may have been as a result of a story authored by British journalist Andrew Drummond.
jailed. In prison he suffered severe problems with his feet and he had toes
A discussion on Thaivisa.com about Henderson has been closed. Sadly he never put his obvious leadership talents to good use.