Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad was a football hooligan firm associated with Burnley Football Club. The title of the firm was given to them by there own support after many acts of single minded involvement in fights with overwhelming which was often described as suicidal. The firm officially ended in 2011 when 12 of the members were given prison sentences totaling 32 after a huge incident with local rivals Blackburn Rovers in the later 2000s.

The Suicide Squad have some long standing rivals which include fans of Blackburn Rovers, Millwall, Plymouth Argyle, Preston North End, Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers.

The Firm emerged out of the terrace wars of 1980s in which Burnley Football Club fell from the First Division of England to the Fourth and with the threat of none league on the horizon.


On 18 October 2009 during a clash between Burnley and Blackburn Rovers which was the first ever Premier League derby, members of the Suicide Squad clashed at the Station public house in the Cherry Tree area of the town in a riot described by police offers as “like something out of Braveheart”.

In January 2011, 12 members of the firm received prison sentences totaling 32 years along with lengthy banning orders. It was revealed that a man called Andrew Porter organised the riot, ultimately handing him the heaviest sentence, which was a five year prison sentence along with a ten year banning order.


The Suicide Squad lasted between the period of 1983-2011.

The ethnicity of The Suicide Squad was mostly White British and was founded in Burnley, Lancashire.

The Real Football Factories which was first show on Bravo featured The Suicide Squad.


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