Video: Celtic legend and son confronted by Helsingborgs supportersPublished November 21, 2016
Helsingborgs’ relegation from the top tier of Swedish football was met with angry scenes upon full-time, with manager Henrik Larsson and his son, Jordan, confronted by a group of ultras.
Condemned to demotion following a playoff defeat against Olympia, fans of the club turned on the team for what was deemed to be a lack of effort.
The final whistle saw supporters throw flares onto the pitch and jump over barriers, before making their way to Jordan Larsson.
A group of ultras dressed in black then proceeded to try and lift the shirt off the back of the Celtic legend’s son, before being pulled away by security guards.
Henrik, himself, was seen to have had objects thrown at him as the volatile reaction to the relegation continued.
Helsingborg fans attack Manager Henrik Larsson's son Jordan after they are relegated for the first time in 23 years. pic.twitter.com/kQH0UiPOwb— Focus on Celtic (@FocusOnCeltic) November 20, 2016
Questioned about the incident after the match, Larsson insisted that although he considers himself to blame for the club’s problems on the pitch, supporters shouldn’t have confronted his son.
“I didn’t see that they attacked Jordan but if I had, I would have gone in there towards him,” he told reporters (via the BBC).
“I was not going to run from there. If they turn on me, they turn on me. I had been beaten.”