Football Banning Orders
If you are convicted of an offence under the Football Spectators Act, as well as any sentence the court may give you, you could also receive a Football Banning Order preventing you from attending matches across the UK and abroad for up to 10 years.
If you are not prosecuted the police are also able to make a civil application, even if the issue occurred abroad. This has recently been seen with the case of a Birmingham City fan in Marseilles who was spotted throwing a chair on the eve of England’s opening game with Russia at Euro 2016. West Midlands police officers saw the male on news clips and made an application for a Football Banning Order to Birmingham Magistrates Court. He was served with a summons on his return to the UK and received a 5 year Football Banning Order preventing him from attending games and from entering a specified exclusion zone at stadiums involving Birmingham City, before and after kick-off, as well as during international matches.
Emery Johnson Astills have had success in dealing with cases where Football Banning Orders could have been made.
If you require advice and representation please call Emery Johnson Astills on 0116 2554855 to obtain legal advice.