Special anti-hooliganism law looms

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1 December 2006, AMSTERDAM — If the Dutch football association KNVB can prove a special football law can prevent hooliganism, the cabinet would investigate introducing such legislation, Interior Minister Johan Remkes said.

1 December 2006

AMSTERDAM — If the Dutch football association KNVB can prove a special football law can prevent hooliganism, the cabinet would investigate introducing such legislation, Interior Minister Johan Remkes said.

The caretaker cabinet discussed on Friday the rioting involving Feyenoord fans in the French city of Nancy on Thursday.

Up until now, the government had considered a special football law to prevent hooliganism as being unnecessary.

But Remkes said if the KNVB can prove that such a law is necessary, the cabinet would be prepared to discuss it.

The KNVB wants fans with a stadium ban to be forced to regularly report to authorities at the threat of criminal proceedings. Remkes said he was already working on a similar civil law regulation.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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