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Football policing chief says beer at matches is 'absolutely the wrong thing to do'

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READ MORE: Jack Grealish agrees to night out with Graeme Souness - but only if Paul Pogba can comeHe said: "I’ve been very consistent, I’ve never thought it was appropriate.

We have a relationship with alcohol in this country which leads to poor behaviour. I’ve been unequivocal in my statements and in my representations to Government that (a pilot) is absolutely the wrong thing to do.“I question the evidence that underpins the recommendation from the Crouch review.

What is the evidence base? When you speak to fans, the vast majority I speak to are generally pretty happy with having a drink before the game, at half-time and after the game.“If you can’t go 45 minutes without a drink you’ve probably got a problem." Do you think you should be allowed to drink alcohol in the stands?

Let us know in the comments section In April, the Government responded to the fan-led recommendation: "The Government recognises the potential commercial benefits that a change in this regard could bring for clubs, particularly lower down the football pyramid."But this must be balanced against wider fan safety considerations."However, it also noted alcohol consumption as a “key driver” of the anti-social behaviour seen at the Euro 2020 final.READ NEXT:Real Madrid fans get angry after spotting Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard's antics togetherHarry Kane admits he's using secret personal physio ahead of Qatar World CupErling Haaland threatens to leave room if Man City team-mate has higher FIFA 23 stat.

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