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Henrik Larsson's son attacked on the pitch after Helsingborgs suffer top-flight relegation

The former Celtic and Barcelona striker is the club’s manager.

Image: Lynne Cameron

HENRIK LARSSON’S 19-year-old son had his shirt ripped from him during an on-pitch altercation with a group of masked Helsingborgs ultras moments after the club’s relegation had been confirmed.

The former Celtic and Barcelona striker has been in charge of the Swedish side since January of last year and played for the club between 2006 and 2009.

His son signed for Helsingborgs in 2014.

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But it’s been a real struggle for them this term in the Allsvenskan (Swedish top-flight) and they finished the season in 14th place – ensuring a two-legged relegation play-off with Halmstads.

The first game finished 1-1 and today’s crunch battle seemed set to go Helsingborgs way after Jordan scored on 82 minutes to put them 2-1 in front on aggregate.

But, inexplicably, they conceded two late goals and their fate was sealed.

At the full-time whistle, Jordan walked towards the home fans but was set upon by a group of ultras who grappled with him and ripped the shirt off his back.

Isolated, he could only attempt to hold back a litany of masked, furious hooligans while stewards took an age to come to his assistance.

Jordan has been the subject of transfer speculation and it seems certain he’s played his last game for Helsingborgs.

His father didn’t see Jordan being attacked and was informed afterwards.

“I didn’t see that they attacked Jordan but if I had, I would have gone in there towards him”, he said.

“I was not going to run from there. If they turn on me, they turn on me. I had been beaten.”

Larsson plans to remain as the club’s manager.

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