FA Chairman Lord Treisman took some time during his recent comments on the £3bn debt issue in football to lash out at the club he’s supported his entire life. Like many, the chairman isn’t taking too kindly to the recent abuse of Sol Campbell at White Hart Lane. He believes the guilty Spurs supporters should get lifetime bans for their heinous acts.
Both Hampshire Police and the FA are investigating complaints into the obscene chanting that marred the 2-0 defeat at Fratton Park nine days ago, with Triesman, a Tottenham supporter, particularly appalled by the incident.
He said: “I abhor the treatment of Sol Campbell by supporters of the club I have supported all my life. I hope they are rapidly identified and, if appropriate, brought before the courts and in each case banned from the Spurs ground.”
Triesman is also seeking talks with Fifa president Sepp Blatter after the world football’s governing body were widely condemned for fining the Croatia FA just £15,000 following the monkey chants aimed at Emile Heskey during England’s 4-1 win in Zagreb. (Telegraph)
In my opinion, lifetime bans would certainly do the trick. Before people start jumping to conclusions, I believe the evidence on the guilty party would have to be completely clear before the ban was enforced. The only concern with this type of rule would be that football matches would turn into churches, where even the slightest good humour chanting could set off a firestorm.
Do supporters think believe that a lifetime ban would be a fair punishment? How would you handle the issue if you were heading it up?