Stoke City have backed the Football Supporters’ Federation’s (FSF) Watching football is not a crime! which challenges the police’s use of Section 27. To the club’s great credit they’ve also put their money where their mouth is and have offered £20,000 towards legal costs, should it be required. As far as we’re aware this is the first time a club has backed fans’ legal costs in this manner. Well done Stoke City!