Have You Been Banned For Unlawful Drinking?
FSF/Standupsitdown on the drinking issue at football grounds following Mike Ashley's swift pint!
Sent by Stand Up Sit Down on behalf the Football Supporters Federation with whom we work closely on the safe standing issue.
Following Newcastle United chairman Mike Ashley's Ashburton Grove appearance in the Toon end with pint in hand, the Football Supporters' Federation is looking for any fans ejected and/or prosecuted for drinking in sight of the pitch this past weekend to come forward.
Drinking alcohol is sight of the playing area at professional football matches has been banned by law since 1985. The same activity is perfectly lawful at all other sporting events. If you're a fan of rugby league or rugby union - no problem. Likewise cricket, American Football, speedway, horse racing. Even tiddlywinks as far as we know. Breweries and distilleries are a major sponsor of football.
We know of many supporters who've been banned from attending matches for three years for the 'crime' of having a tipple whilst watching the game. Why? There are plenty of laws that the police can use to prosecute people who become abusive or violent though alcohol consumption. Being drunk in a public place is a criminal offence.
Why should the law abiding majority of football fans be singled out? If you've been ejected, banned or prosecuted for drinking in sight of the pitch, particularly this past weekend, get in touch with the FSF NOW at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 08702 777777 (Mon-Fri office hours).
Login to post a comment
Best of International Vital
Best of Vital Network
Vital Boxing - Former Heavyweight Champ on the Comeback Trail
Vital Boxing - Will Tyson Fury Fight Again?
Vital F1 - Sympathy for Kvyat?
Recent Manchester City Articles
39th Game Abroad Not Yet On The Agenda
Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore has said that whilst he believes a 39th Premier League fixture list is still an option, it's not on the agenda just yet.
Stats: Manchester United v Manchester City
All the stats from Manchester United (2) vs (0) Manchester City, NRG Stadium, 21/07/17 - 03:00 BST Att: 67,401
First Overseas Manchester Derby Preview
Football is back - get in!
Danilo Images, Video & News
Sky Sports News and just about every other credible source, over the last couple of days have been reporting about Manchester City and the fact that the club are on the brink..
Archived VMC Articles
Current Poll (see more polls)
Recent Manchester City Results (view all)
Breaking League News
Vital Members League Table