Football Fans Not Criminals highlights the ways in which ordinary law-abiding football fans are being treated like criminals.
For merely attending a match and supporting their team, fans are subject to a series of special controls and restrictions which do not apply to supporters of other sports. Our Manifesto calls for a series of changes, from the abolition of civil banning orders to the ending of alcohol restrictions while travelling to matches.
Football Fans Not Criminals will be launched at an evening discussion on 2 June, in central London. Come along to discuss the over-regulation of football fans and what we can do about it.
Ken Meech (Grimsby Town fan, convicted of assault when his inflatable shark accidentally made contact with a steward).
Amanda Jacks (case worker, Football Supporters’ Federation)
Martin Cloake (author and co-chair of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust)
Duleep Allirajah (sports columnist, spiked)
Peter Lloyd (author, Criminalising Football Fans: The Case Against Bubble Matches)
Sarah Ricca (solicitor, Deighton Pierce Glynn)
THURSDAY 2 June 2016
Doors open 6.30pm; discussion 7.00–8.30pm. Conversation until 11pm.
Upstairs at the Yorkshire Grey
2 Theobalds Road London WC1X 8PN
The event is free; you can sign up on Facebook or Eventbrite.