Motion S5M-00137: Scottish Cup Final

01 Jun 2016

That the Parliament notes the excellent Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park on 21 May 2016 but shares the widely felt disappointment at the scenes following the game; understands that football can be a great opportunity for fans to let off steam but that there have to be limits as to what behaviour is acceptable; notes calls to change the law in relation to football, including repealing the ban on alcohol and relaxing the rules on offensive behaviour, and, in light of the recent situation, considers that this would not be an appropriate time to relax the law in either of these areas.