A number of English Football League clubs are calling for an alcohol ban at stadiums to be lifted.
Because of the current laws, football fans have been banned from consuming alcohol from stands since 1985.
However Sunderland, Ipswich Town, Doncaster Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Port Vale, Forest Green Rovers, Lincoln City, Tranmere Rovers and Northampton Town are wanting that changed. Grimsby Town, Newport County and Gillingham are also keen to discuss about it.
A spokesperson for Sunderland told talkSPORT: “At the Stadium of Light, concert-goers can watch Kings of Leon whilst enjoying a pint, but cannot when watching their football team. This seems discriminatory to football fans.”
This season, UEFA have allowed fans to drink inside grounds for Champions League and Europa League matches.
Football Supporters Federation’s Amanda Jacks said: “When the laws were drafted they were a knee-jerk reaction to problems at the time.”
“Nobody thought them through properly and certainly didn’t foresee that in 2018 we would be talking about football fans being singled out from the rest of society.”
Despite the growing support the ban to be lifted, the Home Office have stated they have no interest in changing it.
Since the news broke, supporters have been giving their reaction to it, some for the law was bizarre and unfair how when it is fine at rugby and not football, others however expressed a concern for it the ban was lifted – take a look at those tweets on the next page.
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