International

SWC hooligan blunder in UK

2014-02-09 17:41
hooligans

London - The British government has corrected a blunder in which it barred 2,500 of England's most notorious football hooligans from just the opening day of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a newspaper said Sunday.

Police Minister Damian Green signed a legal document that would have left them "free to cause mayhem", The Mail on Sunday said, had one of his team not later spotted the error.

The statutory instrument forces known hooligans to surrender their passports between certain dates.

It initially said the travel ban would start on June 2 -- 10 days before the opening ceremony -- and end on June 13, rather than July 13.

The tournament's first full day of matches are on June 13, with England's campaign opening with their match against Italy the following day.

The instrument was put before parliament on January 29. Officials at the Home Office interior ministry then noticed the blunder.

The corrected version, entitled The Football Spectators (2014 World Cup Control Period) (Amendment) Order 2014, was laid before parliament on Thursday.

"An amendment order was drafted immediately," a spokesman was quoted as saying.

The amendment's explanatory note says it is "to correct an erroneous reference to 13th June 2014 as being the date of the last match... "when in fact the correct date is 13th July 2014".

Read more on:    2014 swc  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

United confirm Blind signing

2014-09-01 22:29

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Is Louis van Gaal the right man to restore the glory days at United?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.