IT’S TIME TO THINK ON DRINK - HARVEY
EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey has suggested the long-established ban on supporters drinking alcohol in the stands should be lifted.
Football fans in England and Wales are forbidden to drink alcohol within view of the pitch under laws passed in 1985.
But with hooliganism no longer a major problem in English domestic football, Harvey believes it is time to think again.
He said: “To have a blanket ban remaining in 2018 is, in our view, disproportionate to today’s level of risk.
“One of the key issues that requires further examination is the fact football is being treated inconsistently with other sports. The EFL would always request football is given the same opportunities as other sports, so the many law-abiding citizens attending matches who wish to be able to drink while posing no threat to public order are able to do so.”
There are no such restrictions on fans of other sports.