Stan Collimore, a columnist for the Mirror Sport, said he was concerned about the post-Covedi pattern of fan-related incidents at stadiums around the world.
Stan Collimore has warned FIFA and the continent to address the “deterioration of fan behavior” before anything big happens.
Sunday’s derby at the Old Firm was more unpleasant than throwing a glass bottle at a group of people. It ended clashes between Cueretaro and Atlas after last month’s disgusting events in Mexico, and rioting fans clashed with each other on the podium and on the field.
Leicester fan Nottingham Forest have also been accused of throwing coins at Everton during more than one Premier League game against Liverpool in England this season. The Mirror Sport columnist, former Liverpool, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa star Collimor, also wants to address the issue before it’s too late.
He told Mirror Football: “I threw bottles at three different parts of the ground at Ibrox on Sunday. I don’t sled with the Rangers because I’m gentle with Celtic, but that’s what I’ve seen since people came back to football after Covey. A few weeks ago, as we tossed a coin at Everton, we saw a Leicester fan break a glass in Joe Hart’s penalty box for four months in jail for assaulting Forest Players at City Square.
“So whether it’s in Mexico, in Europe, or on these beaches, whether football fans are arrested off the field, bullying, racism, or any other public issue, we have to highlight these issues. The theory is that when people come back to the stadium, we will have ordinary smart people who want to drink more and do more – they will behave more because they are back with their last name again.
“Before the start of the World Cup, FIFA, UEFA and other continents should sit at the table and discuss the behavior of fans inside and outside the stadium. Due to the plague, I saw nothing but a deterioration in the behavior of supporters about the accident around the football field.
“So until we have a big case and people say, ‘Why didn’t they warn us?’
‘Sunday was a battle for the Old Firm and forget that there was a historic rivalry, because the glass of the door and the blow to the employee’s head on the bottle were the result of uncertainty as football officials came out of Covey. It comes back directly to football fans and those involved in the game. We have to work better. “
UEFA is changing the angle of attack with updated rules of fair play
UEFA is set to update its Financial Fair Play (FFP) system, introduced in 2010, to cut the debt of clubs vying for the trophy.
UEFA will change its tactics to level the playing field in the European football economy on Thursday as many clubs suffer from the financial downturn and competition inequality is growing despite the rules of fair play. After months of deliberations, UEFA plans to end the team’s debt for the Cup with the adoption of a new Financial Fair Play (FFP) system in 2010. Clubs will focus on limiting salaries, transfer fees, and agent commission costs rather than demanding book balances.
Rafaele Polly, head of the CIES football observation center in Neichatel, told AFP that the change in approach would limit spending and attract more clubs that could attract potential investors.
“You can plant new money, but you don’t have to burn it all to get hired and paid,” he said.
Even the big clubs have fallen victim to this salary increase and fed it.
For 12 years, the FFP persuaded many clubs to clear their accounts, but the restrictions became clear.
The owners of the super-rich, such as the state-owned Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, have found a way to increase the club’s income.
On the other hand, the Covid plague caused seven billion euros in damage to European football over two seasons, leaving the FFP poor clubs with little room to maneuver.
To avoid a wave of bankruptcies, UEFA relaxed its loss-making rules in 2020 and then announced an update to the FFP.
The plan incorporates strategies used in North American sports.
The largest of them, the National Football League, has only 32 clubs in the United States and negotiates a one-player deal.
UEFA, on the other hand, has 55 member countries with more than 1,000 clubs and must comply with EU and national labor and competition laws.
This makes the “hard” salary cap used by most North American leagues unusable in practice.
However, UEFA plans to double the allowable deficit over three years (up to € 60 million), but the clubs will be obliged to limit their salaries. At the end of the current contract, the ceiling will be reduced: 90 percent of the club’s revenue in 2023-2024 and 70 percent in 2025-2026.
UEFA is also planning to borrow from the “luxury tax” used by the baseball league.
Clubs that overspend will be fined a percentage of the amount overspent. The money will be redistributed to more charitable clubs.
The richest clubs will not be hampered by financial penalties, but UEFA’s plan includes a ban on signing, loan restrictions, promotion from one European competition to another, and penalty points in the “mini-league” to replace the group stage of the European competitions from 2024. .
Polly said the plan was clear to even the richest clubs.
“Investors are becoming more predictable: if they decide to spend more than the maximum salary, they will be able to calculate their budget,” he said, adding that the new rules will be approved because of the “excessive demands” of players. agents.
However, the new rules will not stop clubs with unlimited support if they want to continue to develop their financial muscles.
The debt ceiling means that members who are desperate to support the Super League’s plans by spending too much money to continue the game of former elites such as Barcelona and Juventus will be able to continue to compete.