Fans to be shown the yellow card

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon Town player Michael Smith, Jane Dudley of Swindon CSP and Insp Paul Saunders with the World Cup yellow cards Swindon Town player Michael Smith, Jane Dudley of Swindon CSP and Insp Paul Saunders with the World Cup yellow cards

Swindon Town fans will be shown the yellow card at tomorrow’s end-of-season finale against Rotherham at the County Ground.

But supporters will not see their names scrawled in the referee’s notebook. Instead, Swindon’s Community Safety Partnership will be handing out yellow cards to fans to mark the start of its campaign promoting a trouble-free World Cup.

The cards will remind people of the need to behave responsibly during the tournament, particularly in pubs across the borough.

As well as listing England’s Group D fixtures, the card will warn that anyone committing offences in pubs and clubs could face a two-year ban from licensed premises and Swindon town centre.

Cheri Fayers, the anti-social behaviour manager for Swindon’s Community Safety Partnership, said: “The World Cup is one of the biggest sporting occasions in the world and we want everyone in Swindon to have a great time. However, people also need to be aware that bad behaviour will not be tolerated and there will be consequences to their actions.”

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9:04am Sat 3 May 14

umpcah says...

A suitable announcement at half-time this afternoon would`ve saved a few quid !
A suitable announcement at half-time this afternoon would`ve saved a few quid ! umpcah
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8:36am Sun 4 May 14

Bert of Bassett says...

A two year ban from Swindon town centre?
Hardly the end of the world is it.
A two year ban from Swindon town centre? Hardly the end of the world is it. Bert of Bassett
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1:25pm Mon 5 May 14

MrAngry says...

A pointless waste of tax payers money. These cards will make no difference to crime during the World Cup. If the CSP has money to burn, may be it is time to reduce their budget.

The manager of CSP says 'bad behaviour will not be tolerated'. Empty words. The story about a man who commits an assault whilst on a suspended sentence and walks free from court sends a loud and clear message - Bad behaviour IS tolerated.

Stop wasting money on stupid initiatives and start punishing offenders properly. Law and order is this country has become a joke.
A pointless waste of tax payers money. These cards will make no difference to crime during the World Cup. If the CSP has money to burn, may be it is time to reduce their budget. The manager of CSP says 'bad behaviour will not be tolerated'. Empty words. The story about a man who commits an assault whilst on a suspended sentence and walks free from court sends a loud and clear message - Bad behaviour IS tolerated. Stop wasting money on stupid initiatives and start punishing offenders properly. Law and order is this country has become a joke. MrAngry
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