In the Media

Soccer thugs face jail in UK despite Portuguese blunder

PUBLISHED June 21, 2004

English football hooligans were warned last night they face jail terms in Britain, despite the bureaucratic shambles which allowed one ringleader to walk away a free man.

The Home Office said that there would be no repeat of the blunder which saw Gary Mann, who was convicted of throwing bottles at police and inciting a riot, escape his prison sentence.