As part of the Love Football, Protect the Game campaign, the sport’s key stakeholders have reiterated that in the interest of safety, supporters should not enter the field of play.
- Supporters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to enter the field of play
- Love Football, Protect the Game campaign was launched in August 2022
- Stronger sanctions were agreed by the game’s stakeholders to deter anti-social behaviour
The Foxes host West Ham United in the final Premier League fixture of the 2022/23 season at King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and as part of the campaign, the Football Club wishes to remind all supporters that they must refrain from entering the pitch or perimeter track at any time.
Passionate support of fans is at the heart of what makes football what it is, however recent seasons have seen unwelcome scenes from a minority of fans at other stadiums, which have since led to new measures and stronger sanctions being imposed from the start of the current campaign.
While many of these incursions last season occurred in a celebratory fashion, it remains a criminal offence to enter the field of play and something that could also put the wellbeing of players, coaches, staff and fellow supporters at risk.
At the start of this season, the Premier League, EFL and the FA worked together with the Football Supporters Association to create the new sanctions which aim to tackle anti-social behaviour such as entering the pitch or the use of pyrotechnics. These sanctions include automatic club bans and police action, which can have a significant impact on individuals who take part in this activity.