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Let’s call time on football’s absurd beer ban

28 May 2023

4:30 PM

28 May 2023

4:30 PM

When Qatar announced an alcohol ban at last year’s football World Cup, there was uproar. The decision, made public a few days before the tournament kicked off in November, was proof for critics that the event should never have been held in the country.

But in English stadiums today a similar – and perhaps even more bizarre – rule relating to alcohol is enforced.

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