1974: A Cardiff City Fan In A Metal Helmet Prepares For A Manchester United Attack

Soccer - Football League Division Two - Cardiff City v Manchester United - Ninian Park

 

EVERY so often we come across a photograph that makes us stop and wonder.

It’s August 31 1974. Cardiff City are hosting Manchester United in the Second Division.

The original caption tells us:

A Cardiff City fan, ready for a possible onslaught of missiles from the notorious travelling Manchester United support

Was he over-reacting? Maybe not

PS – Anyone know what hat he’s wearing?

Ref #: PA.4344226.