Interesting Fact - Football

UK taxpayers fork out over £17 million a year to police football matches.

(Presently, clubs are responsible for the costs of policing in and immediately around stadiums, but extra police have to be deployed to prevent violence and disorder in the surrounding area, in town centres and on public transport.  The Football League says that fans pay taxes to cover police costs, and should not 'pay twice for policing'.

Maybe we should all get to vote on what our taxes get spent on.)

Source - The Wright Stuff and Daily Mail


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