The Swedish Football Association's newly appointed chairman Fredrik Reinfeldt takes seriously the scandal scenes that unfolded during Sunday's derby between Djurgården and AIK. Not least, Reinfeldt talks about the fact that the events were clearly planned.
"There was a black curtain drawn over parts of the crowd during which they changed into uniform black clothes, and then performed with the aim of not being able to be identified and with this they jumped onto the pitch. So it is not just that there is a disturbance of order at the moment. It is a well-prepared action. Which also involves changing clothes and which is made for the purpose of escaping identification and being held accountable for their deeds.
"Shortcomings in the strategy"
He also sees a risk of escalation around similar incidents and believes that the current strategy to prevent disturbances is not working as it should.
"We suspect that we have shortcomings in our exclusion strategy. Here I would like to emphasise that the problem that the clubs have is that those who are responsible for organising the stadiums do not disclose the image material. This makes it more difficult to use the exclusion strategy, which I think we should show respect for," says Reinfeldt.
He believes that the methods currently available are not used to a sufficient extent to stop the problems.
"If there is zero (people who are punished), then we have a non-functioning exclusion strategy. If there are ten, we have an inadequate exclusion strategy," says Reinfeldt.
At the same time, the chairman is clear that he does not want to see a reintroduction of the conditional staircase.
"I don't think we should return to collective punishment, I know what the criticism looked like.