You need to divide the fans and «football hooligans», said the head of the HRC

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in fotoracconti fans before the opening match of the confederations Cup 2017 at the stadium in St. Petersburg arenaYou need to divide the fans and «football hooligans», said the head of the HRC© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

You should split the categories of football fans enjoying the game, and «football hooligans» for which no matter what happens on the field, and important only in their own shenanigans, said the head of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov.

On Saturday in Moscow held an extended meeting of the coordinating committees and heads of working groups of the German-Russian forum «Petersburg dialogue». One of the discussion tables that day — the day of the beginning of the confederations Cup was dedicated to the theme of football in public life.

Fedotov noted that football can unite, inspire people, but can be divided, and to harden them. Human rights in the debate spoke about his experience of «shushing okolofutbolnoy hooligans», when the European championship 2012 in Poland there were conflicts between Polish and Russian fans.»I would also drew attention to the fact that the Russian legislator saw, understood, felt the danger that lurks in these football hooligans and complements our Code of administrative offences of this kind of punishment, which did not exist before — a ban on attending sporting events, professional teams,» — said Fedotov.

He noted that such a ban appeared in the Russian legislation for the first time, it is imposed only by the court.

«And we already have a fairly extensive practice of this kind of punishment. We used to have this, it is the result of our cooperation with other countries, which is also a problem surrounding football hooligans, I emphasize — not the ultras, not fans, and the bullies,» he stressed.

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