Could a Swedish football project help ease tensions between supporters and the authorities in Scotland? From the BBC Web Site
Could a Swedish football project help ease tensions between supporters and the authorities in Scotland?
Alasdair Lamont has been to Malmo to examine whether a similar approach could work in Scotland.
Stand up for FootballThe relationship between Scottish football supporters and the authorities - football and otherwise - is at times fraught. Recent high-profile issues include the Scottish Cup final pitch invasion and subsequent skirmishes between Hibernian and Rangers fans, distasteful banners and effigies being displayed at the Celtic-Rangers game, where toilets were badly damaged and an ongoing debate over strict liability and the effectiveness of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.
Parallel situations undoubtedly exist across the world. In Sweden, where crowd violence had been a problem, a project called Stand Up For Football was introduced in 2012 to try to improve the relationship between supporters and the authorities.
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