11. “A Scary Moment”
Nottingham Forest and Derby County have one of England’s most intense soccer rivalries. However, it went too far in 2015, when a fan ran onto the pitch and punched Forest’s Kelvin Wilson, to everyone’s horror. Nottingham scored an injury-time winner and the outraged Derby supporter took to the field. Zoe Potts, a Forest fan group leader, told the Daily Mirror that it was shocking because he could have had a knife.
“There have been pitch invasions at the City Ground before, but mainly people just running on and making themselves look like idiots,” said Potts. “I’ve never seen anything like this before first hand, and it is a shame because the match had a really good atmosphere throughout.” Meanwhile, Derby fans also vandalized the Forest chairman’s car after the game.