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Henrik Larsson's son is attacked by pitch invaders after relegation

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Watching the team you support get relegated is never a nice feeling.

It is tough enough trying to keep the faith during a dogged relegation battle, but once the final nail is hammered into the coffin, emotions are naturally running high.

Well, a set of supporters in Sweden took that way too far after watching their side lose the Allsvenskan relegation playoff tie earlier this weekend.

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Helsingborg IF have been a staple fixture in Sweden's top division for 23 years but they will be playing their football in the second tier next season - and one group of supporters were extremely unhappy.

Managed by former Celtic, Barcelona and (briefly) Manchester United hero Henrik Larsson, Helsingborg suffered a 2-1 (3-2 on aggregate) defeat to Halmstad at home, despite taking the lead late on.

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Jordan Larsson, son of Henrik, put the hosts ahead in the 82nd minute but Halmstad centre-back Marcus Mathisen scored twice within the space of a couple minutes - including a penalty - to condemn Larsson and co. to relegation.

Some fans were so angry at the full-time whistle they decided to invade the pitch and confront the players.

As you can see in the video below, while most of those supposed to be on the pitch wisely retreated away from the hooded hooligans, Helsingborg's goal scorer opted to stand his ground.

The invaders approached Larsson and incredibly tried to strip the forward of his shirt.

Not satisfied with that, one lunatic then threw a punch at the 19-year-old.

Crazy scenes right?

The ease at which the fans were able to get onto the pitch was particularly worrying and in a way, Larsson should count himself very lucky he wasn't more seriously harmed.

Everyone handles relegation differently, but this is definitely not the way do it!

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