Scrap the Act in the News

Since James’ launched his proposal to repeal the Football Act the campaign has featured regularly in the press.  Below is a selection of reports and commentary on the proposal.

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Labour MSP’s bill aims to kick out hated Offensive Behaviour legislation

MSP seeks support to scrap Football Act

First steps to repeal Offensive Behaviour at Football Act

MSPs vote for Offensive Behaviour at Football Act to be scrapped


Daily Record, 2 November 2016

MSP publishes football law responses

BBC News, 31 October 2016

Red Card: Over 70% want to scrap offensive behaviour law in consultation

Common Space, 31st October 2016  

Thousands back bid to scrap controversial Football Act

STV News, 31 October 2016



Repeal of Behaviour at Football Act is a good thing, Glasgow Live, 11 September 2016


Glasgow City Council votes to scrap the Football Act, Clyde1, 8 September 2016


Glasgow meeting invites fans to have their say on the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, Glasgow Live, 30 August 2016


Labour MSP James Kelly takes bid to repeal Football Act to fans, Sunday Post, 13 August 2016



Police Scotland spend ‘baffling’ £2m on football crime unit, STV News, 9 August 2016



The SNP should admit it was wrong and scrap the Football Act, STV News, 4 August 2016


Bid to scrap Offensive Behaviour at Football Act launched, BBC News, 1 August 2016