Football fans who run onto the pitch or use items such as smoke bombs and fireworks at English Premier League matches will receive automatic bans from clubs for at least one year.
As part of measures to tackle increased anti-social behavior at matches, top-flight teams agreed to introduce the sanction with immediate effect at a league shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday.
The league said the ban could be extended to parents or guardians of children who engage in such behavior. This restriction applies to home and away matches.
Concerns were raised about safety issues inside stadiums following incidents in the Premier League and lower leagues at the end of last season.
Among them, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira kicked an Everton fan who taunted him during a pitch invasion at Goodison Park, and Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp was headbutted by a Nottingham Forest fan at the end of a playoff game. Second-tier championship. The Forest fan was given a 24-week prison sentence.
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