Football violence

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale kicked by fan after win at Tottenham
The Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was kicked by a fan after his side’s 2-0 win at Tottenham

David Hytner at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

15, Jan, 2023 @8:31 PM

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Home Office bans 1,300 ‘violent and abusive’ fans from travelling to the World Cup in Qatar
Crackdown follows a rise in disorder and pitch invasions at football matches

Mark Townsend

09, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Premier League to issue football-wide bans for pitch invaders next season
The Premier League is to take further action to prevent crowd trouble next season, while enshrining the right to fairly priced tickets for away supporters

Paul MacInnes

09, Jun, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Pitch invasions ‘cannot continue’, warns EFL chief as talks on sanctions loom
Trevor Birch, the chief executive of the English Football League, has told fans to ‘think before they act’ after an end of season marred by disorder

Paul MacInnes

30, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Security operation to seize 880 England fan passports before Germany trip
The police will not take any chances of trouble between fans before England play Germany, while the FA will serve a one-game stadium ban when its side is scheduled against Italy

David Hytner

25, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Gareth Southgate urges England fans to behave and fears return to dark days
Gareth Southgate has urged football fans to behave themselves as England prepare to play behind closed doors

David Hytner

24, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Pitch-invading football fans are simply copying players’ on-field histrionics | Letters
Letters: Graham Downie says that if fans resort to irresponsible behaviour they are doing little more than following the lead provided by their idols. Plus a letter from Stephen Wood on Patrick Vieira’s altercation with a fan


24, May, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Manchester City apologise after Villa’s Olsen ‘attacked’ during pitch invasion
Steven Gerrard claimed his goalkeeper, Robin Olsen, was ‘attacked’ during a pitch invasion after Aston Villa lost 3-2 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday

Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium

22, May, 2022 @6:04 PM

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Authorities searching for solutions after pitch invasions cause disquiet
The 2021-22 season’s climax has seen emotion turn to disorder and discussions have started into how to deal with the post-Covid rise in violence

Paul MacInnes

20, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Fans’ ugly behaviour is not just about football – it’s about society | Jonathan Wilson
Pitch invasions could be joyous eruptions of glee if not for idiots who reflect a Them and Us world of rising violent crime

Jonathan Wilson

20, May, 2022 @11:27 AM

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Rangnick speaks out after Manchester United’s Elanga struck by coin at Leeds
Ralf Rangnick spoke out after Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga was struck by a missile thrown from the stand during their 4-2 win at Leeds

Aaron Bower

20, Feb, 2022 @5:49 PM

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The rise of disorder at football: why is it happening and what can be done?
Fights between rival fans, pitch invaders, object throwing and drug use are all causing concern post-pandemic

Paul MacInnes

18, Feb, 2022 @8:00 PM

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