Aston Villa v Rangers flashback: Photos of the worst violence Villa Park has ever witnessed



On Saturday, October 9 1976, Villa Park and Birmingham city centre suffered some of the worst scenes of football hooliganism ever witnessed on this patch.
It occurred during a so called ‘friendly’ match between Aston Villa and Rangers which had to be abandoned on 53 minutes when crowd trouble erupted.
Using the Sports Argus and Sunday Mercury reports from that weekend, football editor Mat Kendrick looks back at what was dubbed “Sick Saturday”.
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8 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 37
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