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Another proposal to ban masks at football matches

Published torsdag 11 december 2014 kl 15.34
Det bör vara förbjudet att maskera sig på svenska arenor, anser förre rikspolischefen Björn Eriksson. Foto: Maja Suslin/TT
A previous report has also advocated banning masks.Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

A government report proposes that masks should be banned at football matches.

Cases of violence outside arenas, and games disrupted by fan invasions led the last government to launch a range of investigations into how to deal with hooliganism.

This specific report, on whether masks should be banned at football stadia, was handed to the new Social Democrat Home Affairs minister, Anders Ygeman. Breaking the ban could lead to fines or up to six months' imprisonment, according to the proposals. 

He says he is in favour of the plans, adding that he will send the report out for consultation, but that he hopes a ban can be brought in by January 2016.

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