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by Duplessis Samuel on 06/19/2016 at 06:52 PM

Banned under 18s for football

Banned under 18s for football

Banned under 18s for football

According Britain’s policies force’s figures, there are more than 100 under 18s who have been banned from attending the Football matches from last three years. The youngest  person is of age 12  to get Football Banning Order (FBO).Figures  for different police vary from area to area for under 18s in one force area.

Chief superintendent Steve Neil comments about Banning

It was said by the chief that “We have recognized that the number is high but there was a large number of these orders were issued following the Tyne-wear derby in April 2013 where  young people got involved in disorder”

He continues “Following this game we made a concerted effort to change the way we work and engage with the thriving football community that exists in the North East”. He said that “fans had behaved “impeccably” during the 2015-16 sessions.

It was said by Amanda Jacks who is from the football supporters federation “ FBOs should be a ‘last resort’ for children and more should be done to encourage young people keep out of trouble at games”. Police was asked about the oldest people given in FBOs and it was configured that 60 year old Arsenal fan and man of 64 in the Lancashire were also in the list.

The 106 FBOs for under-18s include the following

  • 13 in Scotland, it was identified that they were fan of Celtic, Hamilton ,Hearts , Hibermian ,Dundee United, Dunfermline, Motherwell and Rangers.
  • 10 in London – fans of AFC Wimbledon, Brentford, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Millwall and Queens Park Rangers.
  • A fan of Turkish side Galatasaray (British Transport Police data)

None in Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and more than a dozen other force areas.

Concerted efforts

There were figures Obtained by the Press Association for FBOs through the Freedom of Information Act. The case of 12 year old given a ban came after he threw missiles and was abusive during disorder after Newcastle United were beaten 3-0 by Sunderland in 2013.


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