England travel club members banned for life by the Football Association

first_img1 The FA want to reduce anti-social behaviour around national team games The Football Association have banned 27 members of their official travel club following England’s match away to Germany in March.Two members have been given lifetime bans, while an additional six have been warned about their conduct.The punishments relate to events both inside the stadium in Dortmund and other offences such as anti-social behaviour in the city and misuse of tickets.It’s the first time The FA have issued lifetime bans. One fan was videoed making Nazi salutes, the other was making a throat-slitting gesture.The England Supporters Travel Club currently has around 8,000 members and the bans are an indication The FA are stepping up their efforts to try and reduce the levels of boorish and anti-social behaviour around England matches.New methods of stewarding will be introduced for Saturday’s match in Scotland which will aim to more effectively control England fans at away games and at Wembley.4,761 tickets have been sold to England Supporters Travel Club members for this weekend’s game at Hampden Park, with a further 2,321 bought for Tuesday’s friendly against France in Paris.last_img