Foot­ball fans told not to carry weapons

Car­ry­ing of white weapons at Fifa’s Club World Cup can at­tract hefty fine, po­lice warn

Gulf News - - Nation -

Po­lice are warn­ing foot­ball fans in the UAE about the hefty penal­ties for car­ry­ing white weapons, which can lead up to Dh30,000 in fines and three months in jail.

In a video posted by Dubai Po­lice on their official Face­book ac­count, au­thor­i­ties warn foot­ball fans against car­ry­ing white weapons, such as swords, dag­gers, sticks, and ba­tons.

Ac­cord­ing to Ar­ti­cle 18, of Law No. 8, 2014 con­cern­ing the Se­cu­rity of Sports Fa­cil­i­ties and Events, “any per­son who breaches [the law] shall be sen­tenced to an im­pris­on­ment term of one month at least to three months max­i­mum, and/or a fine of Dh5,000 min­i­mum to Dh30,000 max­i­mum.”

The Fifa Club World Cup is cur­rently tak­ing place at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi and the Hazza Bin Zayed Sta­dium in Al Ain, fea­tur­ing the world’s best foot­ball clubs from six con­ti­nents.

The Club World Cup runs from De­cem­ber 6 to 16. The par­tic­i­pat­ing clubs are Uefa Cham­pi­ons League win­ners Real Madrid of Spain, Concacaf Cham­pi­ons Pachuca of Mex­ico, Caf Cham­pi­ons League win­ners Wy­dad Casablanca, OFC Cham­pi­ons League win­ners Auck­land City, and Ara­bian Gulf League cham­pi­ons Al Jazira of the UAE.

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