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Implement safe standing areas in to the Premier League

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Standing at Football stadiums has been banned and scapegoated as the result of disasters in sport, but with new evidence coming to light surrounding said disasters, we are calling creating a campaign to urge the government to look at our European, and even Scottish counterparts, and re-introduce standing at football stadiums in to the Premier League.

15 April, 1989 is a date etched in to the memory of every football fan saw a human tragedy which shook the world, when 96 fans never returned home from the Nottingham Forest Liverpool match.

After years of campaigning by the group known as Justice for the 96, families and relatives were finally given closure over the event on 26 April, 2016 when it was ruled that omissions and errors by south Yorkshire police meant they were in fact unlawfully killed.

Whilst the incident should never have happened, football has subsequently come forward immeasurably in terms of safety as everybody involved with the sport endeavoured to prevent this from ever happening again. Whilst it was first blamed on the people in the stands running in to each other, as well as scapegoating from tabloids, further enquiry has revealed the true causes. This has in turn caused the public to voice an opinion as to why standing in football stadiums is still illegal.

We ask people now to educate themselves on safe standing in Europe, see how the British game is suffering in comparison and make a difference.


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