After last Wednesday’s UEFA Cup Final between Rangers and Zenit St.Petersburg FA officials are considering an alcohol ban on match days during the 2018 World Cup if held in England. Rangers fans were seen fighting with police and they left a trail of destruction through the city.
As the FA executives were believing that the English Hooliganism was cured, the violence that occurred last Wednesday will definitely stumble England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup. Lord Triesman, the FA Chairman said he was disgusted by what he saw after the match.
See the violence that occurred after last Wednesday’s match here.
This will lead to extra talks and agreements on security issues to accompany England’s bid and Gordon Brown is considering an alcohol to accompany important matches in the future.
An alcohol ban during the World Cup would certainly dampen the celebrative atmosphere that such events create and Lord Triesman will now examine whether such decision would be appropriate.