Jubilation For English Fans As Government lifts Ban Of 36 Years On 1 Thing Fans Love To Do During Matches

Jubilation For English Fans As Government lifts Ban Of 36 Years On 1 Thing Fans Love To Do During Matches

  • English fans will soon be drinking beer on their seats while watching a match after a call from a member of the Parliament
  • Drinking beer while watching a football match has been banned since 1985 for hooliganism reasons but it will soon be a thing of the past
  • Four-tier clubs in England will be used as test runs before it will be introduced in the elite divisions as well as the Premier League

National League and League Two fans will now be allowed to consume alcohol during matches for the first time in 36 years, Sports Bible.

Football loving fans were banned from consuming alcohol within sight of the pitch in 1985 due to hooliganism.

Jubilation for English fans as government lifts ban of 36 years on 1 thing fans love to do during matches
National League and League Two fans will now be allowed to drink beer during football games in England. Photo by Lars Ronbog/FrontZoneSport
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However, other sports like cricket and rugby do not have such restrictions in the United Kingdom as fans can drink alcohol from their seats.

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Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom Tracey Crouch has stated that the view on alcohol and football is outdated.

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The alcohol consumption will begin for only clubs in the National League and League Two and if successful the initiative will be rolled over to other top leagues and the Premier League, The Times.

What has been said

Couch said:

"It's not helped when you see scenes like we did at Wembley," she said. "But that's why I would pilot it first. Let's get the data. My view is not some kind of altruistic view that fans should be able to drink at football. It's also about allowing clubs to be able to sustain themselves.
"We can look at things like an independent regulator as part of this process. But football has to take a bit of responsibility for itself and sustain itself better. We kettle people into drinking quickly at half-time. And that is the unhealthy aspect of the football fan's relationship with alcohol. They drink a lot in a short space of time. So my recommendation is to pilot this and not have to down a pint at half-time."

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Declan Rice's promise to drink

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Declan Rice's recent revelation about not being a lover of beer like every other footballer has surprised England fans, Sport Bible.

The Three Lions are on their quest for a first European title at Euro 2020 and the 22-year-old is part of Gareth Southgate's 26-man squad.

The Chelsea academy product produced a five-star performance in the friendlies against Austria and Romania and will be given the thumbs-up by Southgate to start against Croatia.

Source: Legit

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