Boris Johnson: Those taking or selling class A drugs at games will face a five-year ban from attending matches

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Boris Johnson: Drug related violence have been a common occurrence across leagues in the UK in recent times. This particularly came to light during the Euro 2020 finals where chaos ensued.

In response to this the government has announced that those who are taking or selling class A drugs at games will face a five-year ban from attending matches.

The Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson mentioned that ‘coke-heads’ are waging a war on society. “Middle-class coke heads should stop kidding themselves, their habit is feeding a war on our streets driving misery and crime across our country and beyond,” the Prime Minister said.

“That’s why we are stepping up our efforts to make sure those who break the law face the full consequences – because taking illegal drugs is never a victimless crime.”

Policing Minister Kit Malthouse, announced the new rules regarding the issue. “It’s been a thrilling football season, but at some games we’ve seen ugly violence that that has shocked all the leagues”, he said.

“More and more the police are finding class A drugs at the heart of that disorder and so we must act. The football family wants every ground to be a safe space for fans, especially children, and so do we.

“Football banning orders have been a game-changer in rooting out racism and violence at football, and now we want them to do the same for drug-related disorder.

“The government is determined to drive down drug use and bring home to all who take them that drugs bring consequences.”


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