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 Post subject: Safe standing
 Post Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 10:15 
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Worrying comments from the Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, who has rejected any consideration of safe standing into the top two divisions in English football. She even said she wants legislation properly enforced on fans standing in seated areas. Utterly myopic. Please sign the petition below to get this debated in Parliament.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/207040


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 Post subject: Re: Safe standing
 Post Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 10:27 
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Everyone sign this petition and show Crouch she is totally out of step with football fans and reality. I can see serious trouble at some grounds if they try and force fans to sit down. Can't remember the Kop sitting even when the legislation was first introduced. Hillsborough had nothing to do with terracing but was caused by cages and police stupidity.


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 Post subject: Re: Safe standing
 Post Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 10:42 
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Agree.


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 Post subject: Re: Safe standing
 Post Posted: 19 Apr 2018, 19:09 
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But quite happy for leagues 1 and 2 to stand (i know the numbers aren't the same but still). I seem to remember the government getting 'very involved' in telling team sky what they had been doing wrong, funny eh?


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 Post subject: Re: Safe standing
 Post Posted: 20 Apr 2018, 06:44 
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Government ‘at war with fans’ say the FSF.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43832443

Unfortunately it is a losing battle by fans I fear. Listening to evidence and doing something which helps not harms the majority of normal people are two things the current government have an aversion to. I am sure as far as T Crouch is concerned we are just scum who could only be trusted to stand up in a food bank queue and no amount of evidence on safety improvements and support from within the game will change her ideological dogma.


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