RACIST football fans trolling players will be banned from matches in England and Wales for up to 10 years under a Government plan.
Interior Minister Priti Patel wants to widen the scope of the football ban, which can be applied to people convicted of violence, disorderly conduct and racist or homophobic chants, as well. to include online hateful violations.
The move, first announced last year, comes after English footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were subjected to racist abuse after missing a penalty in the final Euro 2020 last summer.
The legislation is expected to be introduced as an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Court Bill.
Ms Patel said: “This summer we have seen the beautiful game ravaged by disgusting racism from online trolls who hide behind their keyboards and abuse them. our football players.
“Racism is unacceptable and football for too long has been tainted by this shameful prejudice.
“Those responsible for this appalling racist abuse online must be punished.
“The changes to the law that I am announcing will ensure that they are banned from football matches.”
The soccer ban bans individuals from attending specified football matches for three to 10 years.
According to the latest Home Office figures, there are 1,359 orders in force across England and Wales.
It comes after a recommended in July 2021 gained a million signatures in just two days demanding that the bad guys be banned from the game as punishment.
Fans who gathered three black England stars were sent sick messages and monkey emojis on social media after missing their penalty at the Euro 2020 final.
After a 12-week consultation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told PMQs last year: “What we are doing today is taking practical steps to ensure that the football orderly regime is changed. change.
“So if you’re guilty of making racist comments online, you won’t go to the game, no ifs, no buts, no exceptions, no excuses.”
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8201799/racist-football-fans-trolls-banned-matches-euro-2020/ Racist football fans who troll players to get banned from matches for 10 YEARS after shameful Euro 2020