FOOTBALL fans who take drugs to games face a five-year ban from the house.
A crackdown will be unveiled this week as evidence mounts that cocaine-using thugs are fueling a rise in stadium violence.
Ministers are expected to act after figures showed the number of fans arrested for disorderly conduct rose by 50 per cent in the first half of the season.
Cocaine has been blamed by football authorities for the shameful scenes at the Euro final at Wembley between England and Italy last July.
Since then, there have been more than 800 arrests on league grounds for rocket launches, pitch incursion and hate crimes, plus 100 for drugs.
Fans have been seen snorting cocaine in their seats and police fear it will overtake alcohol as a cause of in-game violence.
Home Secretary Priti Patel is believed to want footie ban orders – issued for violent behavior, pitch invasion or racist chants – to be extended to Class A drug offences.
Anyone caught playing cocaine will be banned for three to five years.
You may be asked to surrender your passport.
A Home Office source said: “Coked hooligans shouldn’t be able to ruin a game for others.
“These new prohibition orders will result in them being thrown from the stands.”
Drug use was highlighted by a post-EM report ordered by the FA.
A Sun probe revealed the extent of the problem with traces of cocaine found on five Premier League pitches.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5341463/football-fans-drugs-ban/ Football fans who use drugs at games face a five-year ban in new raids