UK – Liverpool FC brings in lifetime bans for fans guilty of antisemitic behaviour

THE JEWISH CHRONICLE – Liverpool football club have warned fans not to engage in discriminatory behaviour during matches, with punishments including a possible lifetime ban from their Anfield stadium.

Having recently expanded its capacity to 54,074 following the completion of the Main Stand redevelopment work, the Premier League club has issued a Supporter Charter which includes a zero-tolerance approach towards misconduct inside the ground.

Anyone found guilty of racist, homophobic, antisemitic, anti-disability language, chanting or abuse will receive a minimum season-long ban. In the worst case scenario, it will earn fans a lifetime ban from the ground.

The charter states: “Where behaviour may become a criminal matter, Liverpool FC will fully support police in their enquiries and any subsequent prosecution. Liverpool FC will also support any fan who reports poor behaviour or an incident while at Anfield.”

Earlier this year, Chelsea and West Ham issued statements warning supporters not to engage in antisemitic chanting ahead of Premier League matches against Spurs.

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