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Alcohol and football spectators: Time for a choice

Hall, Matthew



Spectators of football have long been subject to strict alcohol curtailment via s 2(1)(a) Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985. Yet, despite its repeal by the Licensing Act 2003, no Commencement Order has been forthcoming. To tackle issues with alcohol related disorder at rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union have proposed their own response in a manner that, unlike s 2(1)(a), will not blanket ban alcohol from all. Even in its absence, an abundance of legislation exists to tackle alcohol related disorderly behaviour without the need for specific legislation.


Hall, M. (2018). Alcohol and football spectators: Time for a choice. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 182, 62-64

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 25, 2018
Publication Date Jan 1, 2018
Journal Criminal Law and Justice Weekly
Print ISSN 1759-7943
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 182
Pages 62-64
Keywords alcohol, football, spectators, change
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