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Beware Allegiance Leadership

‘No one likes us, we don’t care” is a football chant which originated with the supporters of Millwall Football Club in the late seventies.

The song was originally sung by Millwall fans in response to the sustained criticism of their behaviour by the press and the image of many Millwall fans as hooligans, perpetuated by certain sections of the media.

There can be no doubt that such a chant reflects how Millwall supporters were bound together by a common sense of allegiance against a common foe.

By creating a common enemy we are provided with a sense of belonging to something. It’s this notion of allegiance towards a common enemy that I’d like to explore in this post.

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