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How Have The Pitch Invasions At Everton & Manchester City Been Dealt By The FA?

How Have The Pitch Invasions At Everton & Manchester City Been Dealt By The FA?
Friday, 11 November 2022 By Edmund Gross

In June the author wrote an article on LawInSport[1] exploring the Football Association’s (The FA) regulations in relation to pitch invasions, the options The FA had in relation to Clubs involved and, what changes/developments The FA might consider in its review[2] announced shortly after the pitch invasions at both Everton[3] and Manchester City[4] at the end of the 2021/22 Premier League season.

Since then, The FA has released a robust statement[5] as to its approach moving forward in relation to pitch invasions and we have had the Independent Regulatory Commission’s decisions in the cases against Everton[6] and Manchester City[7]. This article seeks to provide an update and some considerations on those cases.  

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Edmund Gross

Edmund Gross

Ed is a Barrister at Furnival Chambers.  Ed’s practice is diverse and includes a growing Sports Law practice including instructions from the Rugby Football Union and sitting on MCC Disciplinary Panels. He is also a London Football Association Disciplinary Panel Member.

He also has a busy criminal practice in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts and has been instructed in a wide range of criminal matters. Those who instruct him have noted his meticulous preparation and he has been described as very approachable and professional in his manner. Furthermore, Ed has a growing practice in Financial Crime both for the defence and prosecution.

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