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Infiltrating the gritty world of football hooliganism

Jamie Bannon - an undercover policeman who infiltrated one of football's most notorious hooligan firms - is the latest guest on the Official BHAFC Podcast.

By BHAFC • 15 May 2024

By Paul Hazlewood
Paul Hayward speaks to Jamie Bannon in the latest episode of the Official BHAFC podcast.

The latest guest on the Official BHAFC Podcast is Jamie Bannon, whose journey through the underbelly of the beautiful game will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Jaime is a former undercover operative who spent years infiltrating the gritty world of football hooliganism.

In the shadows of stadiums and the chaos of match days, Jamie navigated a dangerous dance, risking it all to understand the inner workings of these notorious hooligan firms. His experiences shed light on the complexities of fandom, tribalism and the lengths some go to for their team.

But what toll did this double life take on Jamie, both physically and emotionally? What revelations did he uncover about the blurred lines between loyalty and violence in the fervent world of football support?

Jamie reveals all and more in a fascinating chat with Paul Hayward and he also talks about how Albion helped him rediscover the joys of watching live football again.