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Behaviour of Spanish police “inexcusable” say Arsenal fans

Arsenal fans have written to the Spanish Government urging them to address Police violence following their visit to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League.

Football vs racing: what can we learn?

You may have seen news about serious disorder at Goodwood Races last weekend – with many quick to draw comparisons to how football fans would be painted in such scenarios. Here our caseworker Amanda Jacks looks at what football can learn from how race-goers are treated…

Palace fans launch official complaint against Sussex Police

Crystal Palace fans have lodged an official complaint against Sussex Police following their treatment at the club’s trip to Brighton & Hove Albion in November 2017.

Chelsea fans condemn Barcelona security over baton use

Chelsea fans are being urged to get in touch with the club and supporter representatives after an incident in Barcelona last night.

Bristol City fans to sue police over false imprisonment

Bristol City fans have begun legal action against West Midlands Police (WMP) claiming false imprisonment and human rights breaches from an incident in 2015.

Football Banning Orders: still a necessary tool?

We often hear about prosecutors seeking Football Banning Orders for fans, regardless of the alleged offence. What’s it like for a Justice of the Peace dealing with such cases? One Magistrate relays their experience from the Bench…

FSF statement: Amex Stadium incident


Football-related arrests fall once more

Football-related arrests have fallen once more and remain at historically low levels, according to Government statistics released today.

FC Köln in London: did the media get it wrong?

Our caseworker Amanda Jacks wrote about her experiences at last week’s Europa League tie at the Emirates. In an accompanying feature, Cologne-based journalist Matt Ford thinks the British media misjudged the German fans. Here he explains why…

Arsenal vs FC Köln: warning signs not heeded says FSF Faircop

Thousands of FC Köln fans descended on London last week for their Europa League tie against Arsenal, catching the club and police off guard as Amanda Jacks explains from her first-hand account…

Club bans: pilot aims to improve use

Bans issued by football clubs can come suddenly and often leave fans without recourse, FSF caseworker Amanda Jacks tells us more about work being done to redress the balance… 

From the case files: the importance of legal advice

If you’re in bother at the match and thinking of taking a police caution to avoid the hassle of the Courts – stop and take advantage of the free legal advice on offer. FSF caseworker Amanda Jacks has a cautionary tale explaining why…

“Illogical & outdated”: time to review alcohol laws says legal expert

Want to have a drink in your hotel room that happens to overlook a football match? Not allowed under current legislation – legislation which Matt Hall, associate lecturer in law at UWE, says needs to be urgently reviewed..

Crowd congestion: “late” fans to blame?

Some Birmingham City fans missed most of the first half during their visit to Burton Albion this season due to crowd congestion. The club say fans arriving late and behaviour on the terrace were the root cause – FSF caseworker Amanda Jacks isn’t convinced…

Walking away from trouble

Many clubs do good work in reaching out to young offenders via their charitable foundations, aiming to turn teenage lives around. But come matchday those same clubs and the police can take hardline approaches towards criminalising those very same youths. The FSF has kick-started a scheme which seeks to improve the situation for football clubs, the police and most importantly, fans. FSF caseworker Amanda Jacks explains more…

Wrexham fans challenge new police powers… and win

A father and son have successfully challenged the police over the use of new powers – setting an important legal precedent for fans and winning compensation in the process.

Football fans have rights too

Last weekend, the Superintendent of Nottinghamshire Police said that Mansfield Town fans heading to their match against Notts County were not welcome in the city centre. Our caseworker Amanda Jacks tells us why its time to end such discriminatory thinking towards football fans…

Curb your enthusiasm: concourse behaviour has consequences

With some big away crowds expected over the FA Cup third round weekend, FSF caseworker Amanda Jacks looks at the issue of anti-social behaviour in the concourses…

MP calls for Government to clean up the game

Graham Jones MP has proposed an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons, asking the Government to urgently intervene to tackle corruption and poor ownership in the game. Here he tells us more about his motion…

Football-related arrests remain at historic low

Football-related arrests remain at historic low levels with Home Office statistics released today showing an increase of 22 arrests (a 1% rise) from the previous 12 months.

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