COKED-UP violent yobs will be banned from every football ground for five years under a new crackdown following the Euro 2020 final carnage.
Thugs convicted of snorting the class A drug on the terraces will also have their passport seized to stop them heading abroad for international clashes.
Cops have been warning that cocaine-fuelled hooliganism is on the rise, and was behind the ugly scenes at Wembley Stadium before England’s Euro final clash against Italy.
Last night Boris Johnson said: “Middle class coke heads should stop kidding themselves, their habit is feeding a war on our streets driving misery and crime across our country and beyond.
“That’s why we are stepping up our efforts to make sure those who break the law face the full consequences – because taking illegal drugs is never a victimless crime.”
A Sun investigation last year found traces of cocaine in the loos at major Premier League grounds, including Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Our reporter was even offered some “Charlie” outside Brighton’s Amex Stadium.
The new powers will be rolled out through Football Banning Orders and will be in place for the new 2022/2023 シーズン.
Judges have the power to impose the orders on convicted of violence, disorder and racist or homophobic chanting and were recently extended to cover online hate offences.
Police minister Kit Malthouse said: “It’s been a thrilling football season, but at some games we’ve seen ugly violence that that has shocked all the leagues.
“More and more the police are finding class A drugs at the heart of that disorder and so we must act.
The football family wants every ground to be a safe space for fans, 特に子供たち, and so do we.
“Football banning orders have been a game changer in rooting out racism and violence at football, and now we want them to do the same for drug related disorder.
“The Government is determined to drive down drug use and bring home to all who take them that drugs bring consequences.”