Sport: The measures announced today for fan violence

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The main points of the forthcoming legislative regulations, as well as the other initiatives for the confrontation of the fan violence are presented today (21/2, 11:30) by the Government. The announcements will be made at the General Secretariat of Information and Communication, by the Minister of Citizen Protection, Takis Theodorikakos, the Minister of Justice, Costas Tsiaras, the Deputy Minister of Sports, Lefteris Avgenakis and the Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister and Government Spokesman, Giannis.

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As the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency (APE-MPE) had informed since Friday (18/2), with its exclusive report, among the measures that will be announced, there will be very strict forecasts for the operation of the Fan Clubs and their Branches (Links), direct connection of PAE / KAE and amateur clubs with the operation of the Clubs and administrative sanctions, creation of a digital register of members of the Clubs, etc.

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Also, a key measure will be the strictening of the pronoun (with no window to suspend the sentence), as well as the ban on the use of hoods by fans and in general anything that does not allow the smooth identification of persons.

The ratification by the Parliament of the Council of Europe of the Convention on Safety and Security at Sporting Events, the mandatory entry into the gates of organized only with season tickets and identity checks, the intensification of checks on team associations, the training of police officers based on European standards, etc.

An image of the measures to deal with fan violence-hooliganism was given by the Minister of Citizen Protection, Takis Theodorikanos, in his statements yesterday on the morning news program of SKAI “Kalimera”.

“The Government, the State, is responding to the absolute popular demand to put an end to fan violence and hooliganism. First, hooligan links, finally,” he stressed at first and continued: The operation of the fan clubs will take place under conditions, which will be announced today. And secondly, as the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has already announced, the penalties will be toughened. in episodes of fan violence, in hooliganism will be punished with deprivation of liberty, there will be no suspension, the nickname will prevail. that their power is not the hooligans, their power is to have peace, entertainment, a beautiful atmosphere, in the stadiums, to play attract families. Let the family go to the stadium, let the young children go and enjoy the spectacle and the sport, whether it is football or basketball, or any sport. The job of the Greek Police is to observe them to the fullest extent of measures. And from what you have seen, the Police, not only does not give to anyone but it does the fact that: the Law is a Law, it applies to everyone, regardless of their position in the public system or their financial power. The links that have been closed during this period of the hooligans are links from all the groups, we do not give them to anyone because we have this case, an obligation and a duty from the Greek people “.


Source: Capital

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