A spokesperson for the Ninth Company, a group of Cold-War and late 20th Century conflict enthusiasts, have unveiled plans to re-enact the 2009 Upton Park riots.
The riots initially occurred both during the League Cup second-round match between West Ham and Milwall.
“We’re delighted to be commemorating one of the great terrace battles of recent years,” said Alan Brundle, chairman of the Ninth Company.
“This country has a long and proud tradition of hooliganism, and we want others to be able to get up close and feel it.”
Although the group typically specialises in re-enactments of clashes such as Korean War battles, and occasionally skirmishes from the Falklands War, Brundle claimed that the time was right for such societies to be branching out
He said: “Though we’re primarily focussed around Cold War exercises, one of the great national legacies of that period was escalating crowd violence at football grounds across the country.
“What better way to sample our country’s heritage than to get up close to a great modern-day footballing riot; the kind of thing that rarely happens nowadays.”
Local council leader Mike Gratton hailed the announcement, and promised to help promote the re-enactment across the constituency.
He said: “This is a side of East London that is rarely commemorated, and I, for one, and excited to re-live that heady night.
“It’s great too for the fans of West Ham and Milwall; both clubs have made such contributions to casual violence that we thought this clash deserved to be revisited.”