Russia imposes new law tightening restrictions on sporting spectators

2017/4/18 13:30:44

Violent scenes erupted between Russia and England fans inside and outside the stadium when they met in Marseille at Euro 2016



Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law today tightening regulations against football supporters found guilty of misbehaving at sporting events.


The new law, which forms a set of amendments to the existing Code on Administrative Regulations, doubles fines for those violating suspension orders from stadiums from a maximum of 25,000 rubles (£447$355€417) to 50,000 rubles (£976$710€834).


A detention of between 10 and 15 days remains a possibility.


The text of the law stipulates that severe violations of fans’ behavior during official sports tournaments implies all actions which pose a threat to security, life and harm to the health of those present at sports events and surrounding vicinities.


Foreign sports fans who have previously faced charges of public order violations in other countries will also be barred from entering the country.


This comes as Russia seeks to avoid crowd trouble at this year's Confederations Cup and next year's FIFA World Cup.


Numerous altercations were reported between football fans at the Euro 2016 continental event last year.


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