THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Restrictions treat all supporters as criminals

icon nopolice9 September ~ A petition has been launched asking authorities not to impose a "bubble match" on travelling fans for the cross-border derby between Chester and Wrexham on September 22. The travel restrictions mean that Wrexham fans will have to leave at 5.45pm for an 8pm kick-off, despite the journey normally taking 20 minutes. The policing for the match will also be disproportionate and has been increasing in recent years – one officer for every 19 fans, compared to one for every 190 at the Manchester derby – despite no rising trend of disorder at the fixture. More information and how to sign the petition can be found here.

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