As you may or may not know the BNP has got two seats on the council in Calderdale and there are a few more dotted around in neighbouring Burnley, Keighley and Cleakheaton. As a result they seem to feel they have a degree of acceptibility around here and they have come out more overtly recently. Like most northern towns we have a large asian population of about 10,000 and they play on this to rabble rouse and whip up antagonism that normal people don't want.
I know quite a few of the ones concerned (not as friends I hasten to add!) and they have watched Town for many years so they aren't really a new phenomena but I imagine Leeds and Bradford doing fairly badly and us doing well has seen a few of the Ointment and the Leeds Service Crew joining in with the existing braindeads.
They were out in force against Chester last week as well. I advised a Chester fan in colours to transfer to the away end and I almost certainly saved him from a good hiding as they tried to get in the Chester end and in one case succeeded. They also got in the away end against Hereford last year. Pre-season games against Burnley and Huddersfield have also been cancelled due to disorder in the town before and after the games.
Have to say that lad of yours who came to confront them was a plucky kid but also insane. They are a very unpleasant set of hooligans and he would have been in big trouble if they got to him. I've seen these yobs in action and it wasn't pleasant.
Anyway rest assured that no true Town fans condone or support those BNP supporters and I hope you don't tar us all with the same brush. Just a few thich northerners among over 1400 normal ones!
By the way did any of you see anyone with whippets or racing pigeons as I'm told we all have them up here, whenever I'm down South.