12 men fined for attacking son of Celtic legend Henrik Larsson

A Swedish court has fined 12 men between 2,000 and 11,200 kronor (£1,300) for a pitch invasion and attacking the son of then-Helsingborg coach Henrik Larsson after the team was relegated from the top division in Sweden last year.

Jordan Larsson leaves the pitch after being attacked by hooligans following Helsingborg's relegated. Picture: AFP
Jordan Larsson leaves the pitch after being attacked by hooligans following Helsingborg's relegated. Picture: AFP

Helsingborg District Court said Wednesday that four of the 12 men - all Swedes - were found guilty of ripping off the jersey of Helsingborg striker Jordan Larsson, who was confronted by angry fans, some of them masked. Jordan Larsson was not injured.

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The southern Sweden club lost 2-1 to Halmstads in a playoff, sealing their relegation to the Allsvenskan league. Larsson, a former Celtic and Sweden great, stepped down following the defeat.

The incident prompted Interior Minister Anders Ygeman to call for increased security at soccer stadiums.

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