Former Football stars offer security advice to fans ahead of FIFA World Cup
Former England stars have teamed up with Counter Terrorism Policing to offer football fans security advice ahead of the World Cup.
Former England stars Alan Shearer, David Seaman and Paul Parker have teamed up with Counter-Terrorism Policing to offer football fans security advice ahead of the World Cup.
The ex-internationals video messages explain how fans can keep themselves and others safe while gathering to watching games. The move is part of a summer-long security campaign aimed at protecting crowded places.
With the tournament kicking off this evening, (Thursday 14 June) when hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia, thousands are expected to watch matches on screens in city centers, football grounds and fan parks up and down the UK.
Police security experts will again be working in partnership with local authorities and event organizers to ensure that safety and security remain top of the agenda, and they've enlisted the help of pundits Shearer and Parker and former Arsenal goalkeeper Seaman to help deliver this messaging to fans.
While there is no intelligence to indicate an increased threat to World Cup screenings or any other summer events, the new National Coordinator for Protect and Prepare Policing, Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth, wants the public to know the game plan for better security.
CT Policing's 'Know the game plan' messages have already been adopted and supported throughout the season by the Premier League and English Football League (EFL).