Former England and Manchester City striker Rodney Marsh has called football fans “nutcases” and “lunatics” as he protested the football alcohol ban being overturned.
It was revealed recently that Traceycrouch, MP, is pushing for a reform that would allow football fans to enjoy alcohol in the stadiums during matches.
Many supporters have welcomed the idea of a pilot program in the near future. They’ve been prohibited from doing this for 36 years.
But QPR club legend Marsh, who also said he had never attended a game sober, believes alcohol should not be served during games because it will cause a “tragedy”.
When asked why the proposals were a bad idea on his SiriusXM radio show, the 78-year-old said: “Because football fans are nutcases. Football fans are lunatics.
“You take six thousand people in an area with no seating just bumping up against each other drinking while they are standing, you will have enormous problems and you will have a tragedy, I am telling you that.
“No it is not [safe]. Next thing the beer gets spilt onto somebody and oh dear oh dear.”
What are your thoughts on the alcohol ban We’d love to hear your views in the comments.
Want to be on the ball with all of the latest football news?
Get the Daily Star football email newsletter now!
You will never miss any of the latest transfer news or agenda-setting stories.
How do I sign up?
It takes only seconds.
Just type your email address in the box at top of the article and click’subscribe.
It’s that easy. Every morning, you’ll get an email with the latest news stories.
More information about our email newsletter can be found at this link.
Marsh had a heated argument with Tom Rennie, his co-host.
The famous pundit claimed a football crowd ‘are not the same people’ who go to different sporting events in England
Rugby fans, for example, are allowed to take drinks up to their seats in English stadiums and consume them while the action is ongoing.
On that point, Marsh said: “Prince Harry goes to rugby.”
He feels that there are already troublesome fans at virtually all football grounds up and down the country, without the added alcohol involved.
Marsh did identify one group of people he thinks aren’t troublesome, however.
“In the last 30 years the only ground I have been to live, and I’ve been to most grounds, where there is no trouble is Fulham – not pushing, shoving, screaming or shouting or getting naughty,” He said.