Stadium Bans to Be Imposed on Football Drug Offenders

A 10-year ban will be imposed on people caught possessing or supplying class A drugs in connection with football games. In May, the UK government announced changes to the law that will take effect next week. For those found guilty, a three- to ten-year ban on attendance at games will be imposed, along with a criminal conviction.

According to the Home Office, 2,198 football-related arrests occurred last season, the most since 2013-14. More than 140 arrests for drug offenses took place at matches last season, with about 70 percent of those arrested being people aged 18 to 30 years old.

Baroness Casey’s report into violence at the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy concluded that thugs storming Wembley without tickets, drunk with alcohol and high with drugs might have caused death.

According to the police, drugs and alcohol are persistent drivers of poor behaviour in football, and in society at large, and this is a positive step forward.

Due to the threat to the safety of the majority of fans, including children, who just want to watch football, legislators have taken action to prevent anyone who uses or deals drugs at football matches from attending.

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