The FA has today released a video to highlight the issue of anti-social behaviour across English football.
Entitled ‘Don’t Be That Idiot’, the short film portrays extreme examples of unacceptable behaviour but within a formal setting to highlight the embarrassment caused. Each incident is a re-creation of football-related scenes witnessed in recent years both domestically and in Europe.
The video, which ends with a message from England manager Gareth Southgate, calls on those responsible to follow the lead of others and help make the experience of following English football positive for all.
Martin Glenn, The FA’s CEO, said: “It has been a great season for English football and England but we can’t ignore some of the anti-social and embarrassing behaviour that has crept back into the game.
“There are thousands of brilliant supporters wherever our teams go, but there is an increasing problem that must be called out. We all have a responsibility to represent the country in the right way and that is what we are trying to highlight."