The founder of the English Defence League led a group of football fans into a street fight, a court has heard.
Stephen Lennon, 28, led Luton Town supporters and chanted "EDL" as they clashed with Newport County fans in Luton, it was alleged.
Luton Magistrates' Court heard that Lennon, of Luton, was "egging on" and "upping the ante" as the two sets of fans fought on 24 August last year.
Lennon denies using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour.
The court was told he had been at the front of the group of Luton Town fans and gesticulated "come on then" at his opponents.
The case continues.