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For Football’s Sake…EFL launches campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour

15 March 2022

The EFL and its Clubs have today launched a new wide-ranging campaign in response to an increase in anti-social behaviour at matches this season.

“For Football’s Sake…” will help the League and its Clubs spell out clearly that anti-social behaviour and criminal activity is not acceptable at football grounds.

A series of social media graphics will be shared by Clubs along with posters displayed at grounds which either warn of the consequences that anti-social behaviour can bring, such as football banning orders and criminal convictions, or seek to remind people how their behaviour might impact the overwhelming majority of law-abiding fans around them.

The EFL’s Chief Operating Officer, Nick Craig, said: “While the vast majority of fans enjoy the match with passion and in the spirit it is intended, a minority of fans are letting the side down with inappropriate and reckless behaviour.

“The EFL and our Clubs will not accept nor tolerate anti-social or criminal behaviour at our matches and we will continue to work with the relevant authorities and respective Clubs to ensure that anybody who is responsible for disorder is dealt with appropriately. Football is a game for everyone and we must keep it that way.”

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