Clampdown on Dutch football hooligans

6th July 2010, Comments 0 comments


A new anti-football hooliganism act has been adopted by the Netherlands Senate in The Hague. The new law will enable city mayors to take swift action against football hooliganism, including preventive measures.

Hooligans can be given stadium bans, area bans or contact bans; alternatively they can be ordered to report to the police office during matches. The bill will become law in October 2010.

English example The measures can have far-reaching consequences for violent supporters. Critics are saying that the law is too powerful. One of the Lower House MPs who launched the bill, Labour's Hans Spekman, disagrees, saying,

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