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Jail pitch invaders - Warnock

12th March 2019, 10:24 by Nick Harris

Neil Warnock says fans who encroach onto the playing surface should get a six-month jail sentence.

After a weekend that saw three separate incidents of fans running onto the pitch in different matches to confront players, Warnock has warned the consequences could be alarming if the authorities do not stamp down hard.

Warnock says it's an issue he has raised with the Football Association and wants stringent measures to act as a deterrent to offenders but at the same time he does not want individual clubs or stewards punished.

He told Wales Online: "For me it’s got to be a six-month prison sentence. People will think twice if it’s something like that – a deterrent. It’s got to be a little bit more severe for people like that.

"It’s too often now and it can’t continue and I think the FA have got to get a grip with the government because stewards can’t stop everything.

"There are thousands of people but if you get one nutter wanting to run they’ll get on somehow.

"It can be pretty frightening for the stewards when you see the hatred that they have in their faces sometimes. I smile at it but I don’t think just stewards should necessarily get punished for one fan.

"I don’t think a club should get punished for the behavior of one fan.

"These people aren’t just doing this in football, they’re like this in their lifetime."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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