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How to prevent riots and calm down the home team crowd

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TruBlueCowboy, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004270693,00.html

    Police to let England fans smoke dope
    From NICK PARKER in Portugal


    ENGLAND fans will be allowed to smoke dope before Sunday’s crunch clash with France — to keep them calm.

    Cops in Lisbon plan to crack down on drunk supporters while turning a blind eye to those spotted puffing on a spliff.

    Pot-smoking fans have been assured they will not be arrested, cautioned — or even have their drugs confiscated.

    Last night experts said the Portuguese police’s “Here We Blow” policy would reduce chances of a punch-up between rival fans.

    Alan Buffry of the Legalise Cannabis Alliance said: “If people are drinking they lose control, if they smoke cannabis they don’t.

    “Alcohol makes fans fight. But cannabis smokers will be shaking hands and singing along together.”

    Dutch police used a similar policy in Euro 2000 and England’s hooligan element were too stoned to fight.

    A Lisbon police spokeswoman said: “If people cause a problem through drugs and become a menace then police will take action. But when this doesn’t happen why should the police be the ones making the fuss?”

    More than 600 officers will be on duty for England’s opening group game at Lisbon’s Stadium of Light.

    Fans who seem to be drunk may be breath-tested and refused entry
  2. SweCowboy

    SweCowboy Member

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    I actually think Portugal has legalized most drugs, they used to have huge drug problems and has to a certain degree come to terms with them by legalization.
  3. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    That's beautiful.

    Weed has been pretty much decriminalised in England anyway.

    You know, like how it should be here.

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