Which started in the 60s when I were a lad, not the 70s. Their fans were just as big a set of bastards even in those days.Because of the dirty tactics Don Revie employed during his time as their manager.
Dirtiest team I’ve ever seen.
Their team were a bunch of cloggers from numbers 1 to 11, were probably the first team to develop the concept of gamesmanship, and none of them would bat an eyelid in hacking an opposition player down to stop them.
To give them their due, they did have some very good players (spit), but knew all the dark arts.