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: email@example.com or on 08702 777777 (Mon-Fri office hours).
Login to post a comment
Best of International Vital
AC Milan - Cagliari v AC Milan - Follow Live On Twitter
Barca - Valverde Appointment Imminent?
England - FA Cup Final Day - Live Stream
Best of Vital Network
Vital Boxing - In Victory Groves Remembers the Vanquished
Vital Boxing - Could DeGale be Next for Groves?
Vital F1 - Blog: Monaco GP Report
Recent Manchester City Articles
City Trio Get England Call (26/5/17)
Manchester City trio Joe Hart, John Stones and Raheem Sterling have been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for the coming international games.
One To Watch - Manchester City's Jadon Sancho
Manchester City starlet Jadon Sancho is the latest to have his skills showcased by FFDTVOnline.
The Ped Arena Report
My Heart Is Genuinely With You
2016/17 Second Best Goal Return Ever
The Premier League season of 2016/17 didn't see a new goal record set in the top flight of football on Sunday, however the final day got extremely close.
Archived VMC Articles
Current Poll (see more polls)
Recent Manchester City Results (view all)
Breaking League News
Vital Members League Table
|3.||Colin Is The King||215|