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Hamilton Female Football Hooligan


18/10/15




















Hamilton Accies fan Brogan Anderson on the BBC documentary


A teenage girl branded Britain’s first female football hooligan has claimed the BBC humiliated her by subtitling her words.


Hamilton Accies fan Brogan Anderson says she was “stitched up” by makers of documentary Football Fight Club 2.

Brogan, 18, says her story, which was aired on BBC3 on Monday, was distorted and she has denied being a football casual.

The Marks & Spencer customer assistant, who hopes to start studying for a law degree next year, also said she has never been in bother with the police.

But she is worried the programme could affect her prospects and wishes she had never agreed to take part in it.


Brogan said: "I did not use any slang and thought I spoke quite clearly. So I cannot 
understand why they felt the need to use subtitles. The BBC
 have twisted 90 per cent of what I said. I do not fight or class myself as a casual. I was only 17 when I made the programme last year and thought it was to be about a woman football fan – which is what I am. It is something I regret doing now."


After the programme was broadcast, she was hit by a storm of abuse on Twitter, Facebook and fans forums – mainly from male fans of other Scottish clubs.

But she says she has also received supportive messages from young women fans. Brogan added: "They are saying they find me inspirational for supporting my team in the same way as men do."


In the 60-minute show, Brogan boasts about her involvement with the "Accies Casual Force".

She also spoke of the adrenaline rush she gets from being involved in a football firm and said she wouldn’t run from trouble.

But her concerned mum Joanne said: "If boys approach her and she’s the only one there, then that is the side of it I don’t like – but you’re not going to tell her not to do anything, because she is just going to do it."


Football Fight Club 2 follows some of the most notorious football gangs in the UK and interviews convicted yobs from clubs including Manchester City and Spurs.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "The programme is a fair reflection of the lives of the contributors."