“Football fans should be forced to pay policing bill” says Councillor

Councilor William W. McBraveheart today made a statement saying that football fans should be forced to pay an extra fee on top of their tickets to cover the cost of policing football matches in the future.
“Why should the innocent citizens of the area who have no interest in football have to foot the bill for entertaining a bunch of drunken hooligans”.

At recent games the policing costs of football matches have been known to cost more than a billion pounds of taxpayers’ money. Each game requires huge numbers of police on standby in case of violent clashes between the hooligans and police. There is also the cost of further policing into the evening after the matches and as the hordes of intoxicated yobs descend on city streets to wreak havoc – frequently causes fights and property damage.

Chief Constable B. Acon of the police force said “we have to deploy hundreds of police for each event and pay overtime, this means it can be extremely expensive to police football matches, often costing upwards of a trillion pounds.

“if we were to recover that cost from the boozed-up thugs themselves it would mean the taxpayer does not have to foot the bill” he added.

As football matches are a frequent occurrence the annual bill for policing of these events can run into the squillions of pounds. A spokesperson for the Football and Beer Alliance said “wehaaaayyy, yeah f**kin wicked mate, gonna smash the f**kin copper in the face”.

Councilor McBraveheart added “if we are able to make those responsible for crimes pay for the policing they are responsible for it takes the financial burden off the taxpayer and the accountability away from the police force, allowing them to be more effective at tackling crime and domestic extremism like the inebriated rapscallions responsible for football violence”.

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11 comments

    • You, I and everyone at the Camp for Climate Action has a right to peaceful protest. The target of you’re ire should be RBS, not the protestors – you are shooting the messenger. RBS is taking your money, as a taxpayer, and using it to destroy the planet and make themselves richer – why does this not anger you?

      The point about the police is that if everyone has to start paying policing bills the police become unaccountable to the people and are therefore the masters not the servants and civil liberties will evapourate.

  1. I do nothing else but peacefully protest. See my award winning blog for details

    http://www.oldholborn.net/

    Climatecamp chose not to peacefully protest. They took hammers. They assumed they had the right to smash stuff up. They don’t. You don’t and I don’t.

    I usually find that when I am paying someone for a service, I am very much the boss. Imagine if YOU had ordered the police presence and paid for it instead of politicians telling the police what to do and then sending the bill to Scottish pensioners.

    The police would be begging you to come back next year. Just like they do when Man Utd come to town.

    A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you. — Ramsey Clark

    • Climate Camp had hammers to bash in stakes for the marquees, not for smashing windows. That a hammer was used to break a window at RBS’ office is unfortunate and I agree that perhaps it was misguided, but it does not mean that the whole of the camp was out there to smash RBS’ office. There were no clashes with police, there was no fighting, no police officers were injured – the only injuries were dealt by the police – two campers were hospitalised.

      There were 500+ people at the camp and 18 were arrested, maybe 1-2 of whom for breaking a window, saying that climate camp was there to fight and smash things is inapt and not worthy of your “award winning” writing.

  2. The Police belong to you. So take ownership of them. That would frighten Politicians and business more than anything in the world, I promise

    Learn to use the media properly and most of all, learn to use democracy. Until you have a mandate from ordinary people, you are just undemocratic, violent noise . And if you cannot get a mandate from the people, then you have no right to speak or act on their behalf.

    No one knows this better than me

    • Firstly Climate Camp is an autonomous, non-hierarchical movement, there are no leaders or organisers. Secondly, that is not ‘deliberate encouragement’ at all, what that shows is that they acknowledge that some people may take it on themselves to take that sort of action and that the role of the camp is to make sure they understand what they are doing and they do it safely. Thirdly superglue is not criminal damage, most times it is used activists superglue themselves to each other, not to objects.

    • it didn’t really backfire, the majority of posters were pro-climate camp it was just you and about four others with no life that did it all. we had more important things to be doing than worrying about what trolls on Twitter think.


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