The term Hooligan was first found in British newspaper police-court reports in the summer of 1898, possibly from the variant form of the Irish surname Houlihan, which figured as a characteristic comic Irish name in music hall songs and newspapers of the 1880s and '90s
In modern times, Hooliganism refers to disruptive or unlawful behavior such as rioting, bullying, intimidation, and vandalism, especially from overzealous supporters of association football clubs.
"Punks from street gangs who became demons. They commit various crimes, such as vandalism and robbery. It is believed the word "hooligan" came from a fictitious family name in a song that was popular around the late 1800s/early 1900's among Irish immigrants in England. In modern days, "hooligans" commonly refers to soccer fans who cause riots."