via New Statesman

icon nopolice18 February ~ We are always told that the days of football fans being seen as a social problem are now behind us, yet the way the police and legal system continue to demonise supporters shows a dangerous two-tier system developing. People who turn up to matches are still treated as a class apart from the rest of the public, which is nothing less than prejudice according to WSC contributor Martin Cloake in the New Statesman. He argues that the various methods used to "control" fans, including "bubble" trips, judge people as guilty by association despite there being no proof the fans have done anything wrong.

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