New proposal of strict liability

James Dornan MSP has announced today his intention to propose a member's bill which will place strict liability on Scottish football league clubs.

A full consultation will be carried out in the near future.

Plans afoot for new laws holding Scots football clubs responsible for fans' behaviour(Herald Scotland)

Strict liability, which holds clubs responsible for the behaviour of fans, could become law if plans are supported at Holyrood

8 hrs ago / Gerry Braiden, Local Government Correspondent / @BraidenHT

MOVES are underway to create new legislation requiring Scotland’s senior football clubs to be held responsible for the behaviour of their supporters.

The Scottish Parliament will be asked to support new laws around ‘strict liability’, where clubs face a sliding scale of sanctions for fan misdemeanours and based on models used by the sport's European and English governing bodies.

SNP MSP James Dornan will launch the bid in the coming weeks, with a consultation of supporters, clubs, football and civic authorities and the wider public before preparing a private parliamentary bill.

The Herald understands the proposals, which could become law in little over a year if passed, have the support of senior figures within the Scottish Government.

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