Stories about stopping "hooligans" exaggerated
11 June ~ With the World Cup about to begin there are likely to be plenty of reports from police on how effective their Football Banning Orders have been in stopping hooligans travelling to Brazil. These measures include people being forced to hand in their passports when their national team are playing overseas – despite many never actually being convicted. A lot of these orders are placed on fans who have been arrested at the turnstiles for drinking and not had experienced solicitors to defend them. The Football Supporters' Federation have more information on the truth about World Cup banning orders and how fans can defend themselves.