Scottish football in focus

Touchline spats overshadowing football

April 5, 2011
By Andy Moir
There is a worrying trend of violence rearing its ugly head again in Scottish football, although it is now being found on the touchline rather than the terraces.

In the 1980s, football north of the border was once blighted by organised hooliganism in an era when groups of fans used to spread terror throughout the country. Whilst an element of trouble still remains when rival clubs clash, new measures and more stringent policing have helped to curb that threat.

But more recently, ...

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