Supporters who break the corona rules in professional football next season can theoretically get a three-month stadium ban. However, the KNVB emphasizes that such a punishment is purely intended as a stick behind the door and that the chance that actual (serious) punishments are actually minimal is minimal.
Last week it was announced that from next season spectators will be welcome again in professional football matches. However, it will not be allowed for supporters present to sing songs or cheer for a goal, for example.
The KNVB published a document on Thursday with guidelines for stadium bans. It shows that supporters can get a stadium ban of up to three months if they violate the safety and / or hygiene regulations regarding the corona virus. A 6 to 9 hour community sentence is also an option.
"As far as we are concerned, it is about awareness of the rules. That is why we advise clubs to first talk to the supporters, even if they do not know how to comply with the rules anyway," a spokesperson for the KNVB told NU. NL.
"If the fans flout the rules time and time again, we have a stadium ban as a stick. But we would rather not have penalties handed out. And supporters really do not get a stadium ban if they cheer."
The upcoming Eredivisie season normally starts on the weekend of September 12 and 13. The KNVB has planned the top duels for 2021, in the hope that the stadiums can be fully filled by then.