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BEHAVIOUR OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 739: tabled on 22 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House fully supports Chief Inspector Chris Shoad of the Surrey Police Force, who has instructed his officers to arrest footballers who use threatening, foul or abusive language or gestures during a match where the referee has failed to take appropriate action which appears to be the normal approach; and condemns the Football Association for its pathetic attempts to combat yobbish behaviour on the football field, thereby allowing thugs and yobs to become role models for the nation's young aspiring footballers.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.