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Football (Offences and Disorder) Act 1999

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12.The Act has three main purposes. First, it widens the circumstances in which the courts may make orders under the 1986 and 1989 Acts.  Secondly, it aims to improve the effectiveness of such orders.  Thirdly, it extends the ambit of the offences of ticket-touting and indecent or racialist chanting.

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