PP councilor proposes closing Spain's borders to hooligans

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23 November 2007, Madrid - Barcelona town councilor for the conservative Popular Party (PP) Alberto Villagrasa proposed yesterday that Spain invoke elements of the Schengen accord, which sets regulations for European border controls, to prevent hooligans traveling without tickets for sporting events from entering the country.

23 November 2007

Madrid - Barcelona town councilor for the conservative Popular Party (PP) Alberto Villagrasa proposed yesterday that Spain invoke elements of the Schengen accord, which sets regulations for European border controls, to prevent hooligans traveling without tickets for sporting events from entering the country.

"If these people do not respect the rules, borders will be closed for 72 hours and they will not be allowed to enter or leave [...] the airport," he proposed.

The proposal seeks to prevent disturbances such as those caused by Glasgow Rangers fans on November 7 in Barcelona after a Champions League game.

[Copyright EL PAÍS, SL./ KELLY RAMUNDO 2007]

Subject: Spanish news

 

23 November 2007

Madrid - Barcelona town councilor for the conservative Popular Party (PP) Alberto Villagrasa proposed yesterday that Spain invoke elements of the Schengen accord, which sets regulations for European border controls, to prevent hooligans traveling without tickets for sporting events from entering the country.

"If these people do not respect the rules, borders will be closed for 72 hours and they will not be allowed to enter or leave [...] the airport," he proposed.

The proposal seeks to prevent disturbances such as those caused by Glasgow Rangers fans on November 7 in Barcelona after a Champions League game.

[Copyright EL PAÍS, SL./ KELLY RAMUNDO 2007]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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