FAC Statement #AxeTheAct Consultation.

Fans Against Criminalisation are delighted with today’s announcement of the results borne out of James Kelly’s consultation on a bill to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. We believe that this consultation has validated not only the efforts of Mr Kelly to repeal this legislation, but our entire campaign to date. Continue reading “FAC Statement #AxeTheAct Consultation.”

More draconian treatment of fans in the courts

A fan who is charged under the Offensive Behaviour Act with regard to a banner has been made to pay £800 within the week to assure ‘good behaviour’ while on bail.  He will forfeit the entire amount if that condition is not met – or is said not to be met by the police, we assume.  Continue reading “More draconian treatment of fans in the courts”

FAC Open Meeting – fans of all clubs welcome.

On Monday 3rd October there will be a FAC Open/Public Meeting in St Anne’s Primary School in Crownpoint Road, Glasgow G40 2RA at 7.30pm.  Fans of all clubs and non-football fans are welcome as this is an issue which affects us all. Continue reading “FAC Open Meeting – fans of all clubs welcome.”

See how long you have left to play your part in repealing the Offensive Behaviour Act!

Click here to see how long you have left to play your part in repealing the Offensive Behaviour Act!
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07/09/16 FAC activist targeted by police: 

an attack on one is an attack on all

As reported on the front page of the Herald today, a prominent activist within the FAC campaign and one of our public spokespersons was notified last Friday that he was being charged under the Offensive Behaviour Act.  The charge relates to an allegation that he held a banner at a game more than six months ago which criticised the police. Continue reading “07/09/16 FAC activist targeted by police: “

15/08/16 Day 15 of the consultation: please ensure you press the SUBMIT button!

We understand that large numbers of people are starting the survey and then failing to complete it by scrolling to the end and pressing SUBMIT.  Those submissions will not be counted.  Here are the key things you need to remember if you want to make sure your voice is heard: Continue reading “15/08/16 Day 15 of the consultation: please ensure you press the SUBMIT button!”

09/08/16 Day 9 of the consultation:  The costs

As part of the consultation you are asked what you think the impact on costs will be of repealing the Offensive Behaviour Act.  You may have your own views on this which we would encourage you to make clear in your response.  Continue reading “09/08/16 Day 9 of the consultation:  The costs”

Day eight of the consultation:  Transitional Arrangements

08/08/16

In the consultation document the following question is asked:

What transitional arrangements do you think would need to be included in a Bill to repeal the 2012 Act? [Possible options are set out in the consultation paper at page 23]. Continue reading “Day eight of the consultation:  Transitional Arrangements”

Day three of the consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act

03/08/16

We understand that responses are coming in at a reasonable rate.  We also realise that many of you will have decided to make your response when you have sufficient time to spend on it. Continue reading “Day three of the consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act”

Public consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act gets off to a flying start!

02/08/16

The public consultation, launched yesterday, has stirred a lot of interest and responses are coming in faster than would normally be the case for an exercise of this kind.  Continue reading “Public consultation on the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour Act gets off to a flying start!”