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McArthur: Game has changed on SNP Football Act

June 23, 2017 1:00 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats are among the parties today endorsing a bid to scrap the SNP's Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, following the formal introduction of a Bill that would repeal the controversial legislation.

Commenting, Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

"With the repeal bill now being formally lodged, the final whistle is in sight for this unpopular and unnecessary act.

"We need a tactical switch towards a more holistic approach to tackling sectarianism as the experts recommend. This must involve grassroots and community-wide actions, working with local authorities, churches, football clubs and more.

"This minority SNP Government must recognise the game has changed and join opposition parties in voting to repeal this legislation."