Henrik Larsson and son forced to fend off attack from hooligans after relegation 4 years ago

Henrik Larsson and son forced to fend off attack from hooligans after relegation

During his playing days, Sweden striker Henrik Larsson was untouchable.

He remains a hero at Celtic, where he won four Scottish titles, and lifted the Champions League trophy during his time with Barcelona.

But things have gone rather less well during his fledgling managerial career, with Helsingborgs suffering a dramatic late defeat which saw the five-time Swedish champions suffer relegation in his second season in charge.

And it got worse for Larsson and his son Jordan after the game, with footage emerging of the pair being targeted by hooligans after Halmstad came from behind to snatch victory in the Allsvenskan promotion/relegation playoff.

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Jordan Larsson gave the hosts a late lead only for Marcus Mathisen to score twice for the visitors in the final five minutes to turn the game on its head.

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It meant Helsingborgs dropped down to the Superettan for the first time since the early 1990s. Indeed, the last time they were playing second-tier football they had a young striker by the name of Henrik Larsson banging in the goals.

Helsingborgs finished eighth in the 2015 Allsvenskan but struggled this year, losing 17 of their 30 league games.

And, following the relegation, black-clad hooligans threw objects onto the pitch before confronting both Larssons.