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Clough tells two fans off

Clough's moment of madness

In 1989, Brian Clough was in trouble for punching his own fans after they'd invaded the pitch.

It wasn't Brian Clough's best moment when he 'clipped the ears' of Nottingham Forest fans who had come on to the pitch celebrating a 5-2 win over QPR.

However, it was classic Clough days later.

Two of the fans, who had been punched by Clough, came to the City Ground to say sorry for what they'd done.

Clough with the two fans

There aren't many managers who would still earn respect, even after receiving a punch to the head, but Cloughie was different.

On BBC Midlands Today, we saw the cut story in which Clough made the two young men kiss him - as a way of saying he forgave them.

It all appeared jovial and forgiving but when the three first met it was prickly to say the least.

Clough is also interviewed about his behaviour and about football ID cards, which was a Tory proposition at the time.

Watch our classic footage:

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