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Holyrood Committee Backs Repeal Of Scotland's Offensive Behaviour Act

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 19 / 18

A move to "overturn a controversial law" aimed at tackling sectarian behavior at football "has been backed by a Holyrood committee," according to Laura Paterson of the LONDON TIMES. A "slim majority" on the justice committee supported Labour MSP James Kelly’s bill to repeal the Offensive ...

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