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Football: Abuse and Hooliganism

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 127414, tabled on 22 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to help tackle (a) disruption and (b) abuse at professional football matches.

Answered on

1 March 2022

The Government is clear that there is no place for any kind of discrimination or abuse in sport.

We are concerned by the increase in disorder at football matches and have discussed this with the relevant bodies. These include the Sports Grounds Safety Authority, the UK Football Policing Unit, and the Football Association. We will continue to liaise closely with all the football authorities about their work to tackle disruption and abuse at football matches.