Monday, June 25, 2007

Sir Malcolm Rifkind

The former Scottish Secretary, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, has called for a review of the law which bans the sale of alcohol at football matches. Sir Malcolm imposed the ban in the wake of the 'battle of Hampden' in 1980 when he was an under-secretary at the Scottish Office. Old Firm supporters armed with iron bars fought running battles after Celtic won the Scottish Cup final.

But now, in light of the ban having been lifted at rugby games by the Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, Sir Malcolm believes it should be reviewed, although he maintains that the original policy was a great success.


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