I think the most important reason for the abhorrence of British football fans towards Millwall is their long-held association with football hooliganism in England, having one of the most famous hooligan firms in the country. The hate for Millwall goes a long way back to the 19th century. Their fans have been in major riots a lot of occasions over the years with offenses including ambushing officials outside the ground, breaking a visiting goalkeeper’s jaw, and tossing a dummy hand grenade onto the field. Their fans are also renowned for using the chants “No one likes us, no one likes us, No one likes us, we don’t care! We are Millwall, super Millwall, we are Millwall, from The Den!”.
Most probably the most hated club in Scotland and simultaneously one the most hated one all around the United Kingdom. Rangers fans thrive on being hated by British fans and they say that they hate us because they are scared of us. The hate for the Gers has increased even more after they won the first league title in 10 years. And who does not know about the Old Firm rivalry, the hate their arch-rivals Celtic fans have for the Ibrox park club is unmatched. They even use chants that go like “No one likes us, we don’t care”.
3) Manchester United
There might be many reasons for rival British fans to abhor the Red Devils but their success tops all those reasons. Their success under Sir Alex Ferguson might be the reason why all this hate due to jealousy started. The 1998-99 season was the season that encapsulated the concept of ‘Fergie Time. People call the Man United fans ‘glory hunters’ meaning that they only support the club for the success they have achieved.
Some might remember a time when the English football fans used to get behind their last team remaining in European competitions but that trend ended on May 26, 1999, when the Red Devils defeated Bayern Munich with two late goals to win the Champions League.
Nowadays rival fans also hate their rival clubs on basis of how much money they spend. Like Manchester City, Chelsea is also hated due to the money the club spends on players. Chelsea in 2019 in an online survey was voted the most hated club in the Premiership. Chelsea fans claim that the hate they get is mainly because the rival fans are envious of their money. Some people argue that the club bought their success from the investment of Roman Abramovich, which led them to become one of the most dominant teams in Europe. Chelsea’s title-winning team under Mourinho in 2004-05 and Champion League semifinalist team in 2008-09 are some of the most hated teams in British football’s history.
1) Leeds United
“We all hate Leeds and Leeds and Leeds…” was a song in the ’70s and the ’80s. The song was mainly because of the success they had under Don Revie. The chants are still seldomly used by Chelsea and Man United fans. Leeds team in 1973-74 season was one of the most despised teams in British football’s history. Leeds as a club is still hated all around England and that’s mainly started when they were winning the first division back in the ’70s and were called “Dirty Leeds” because of their rough playing style. But the Leeds team & supporters at the time had a bit of an attitude along the lines “Everybody hates us and we don’t care”.