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Re: European Super League
« Reply #125 on: 03 May, 2021, 11:08:54 am »
The police aren't there to protect a stadium. There were a large number of stewards, but the crowd broke in through a set of barriers thanks to force of numbers.
The was a large gathering of people, not keeping their distance from one another. The police, who are in attendance at all Premier League matches, had the legal power to disperse the crowd (who may or may not have had permission to gather).

Re: European Super League
« Reply #126 on: 03 May, 2021, 01:22:40 pm »
The police aren't there to protect a stadium. There were a large number of stewards, but the crowd broke in through a set of barriers thanks to force of numbers.
The was a large gathering of people, not keeping their distance from one another. The police, who are in attendance at all Premier League matches, had the legal power to disperse the crowd (who may or may not have had permission to gather).
Do they show up (in significant numbers) at all matches even when there's not supposed to be crowds?
I think the answer is actually that the police were where the majority of the crowd was, but a small(er) number were round the back breaking in at the "Munich" entrance.

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Re: European Super League
« Reply #127 on: 03 May, 2021, 01:26:18 pm »
I very much doubt that there are the usual number of police and stewards at football grounds when there are no spectators.
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Re: European Super League
« Reply #128 on: 03 May, 2021, 04:13:51 pm »
The match day stewards are mostly volunteers whose function is to assist in the safe running of the stadium, things like manning entrance and exit gates, supervising stairwells, guarding access to non public parts of the stadium and reporting any problems to the stadium control room. They're not trained or equipped for riot control that's a police responsibility.

The stadium license issued by the local authority probably specifies a minimum number of staff to be present if the stadium is open to the public and I would think yesterdays match would qualify for that.
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