sport news Premier League sets out plans to tackle spate of pitch invasions trends now

sport news Premier League sets out plans to tackle spate of pitch invasions trends now
sport news Premier League sets out plans to tackle spate of pitch invasions trends now

sport news Premier League sets out plans to tackle spate of pitch invasions trends now

EXCLUSIVE: Premier League sets out plans to tackle spate of pitch invasions in emergency meeting... including telling clubs to use specially-trained sprinter stewards called 'pitch runners' Everton's win over Crystal Palace on Thursday was marred by a pitch invasion Palace boss Patrick Vieira kicked an Everton fan who had been goading him The Premier League has held an emergency meeting to discuss the invasions Clubs have been asked to make sure the pitch runners have footwear with adequate grip 

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The Premier League has set out plans to tackle pitch invaders at an emergency meeting – which include the use of specially trained sprinter stewards wearing football boots.

Each side has been told they need to use 'pitch runners' – quick-reacting stewards wearing appropriate footwear - whose sole purpose is to keep an eye out for fans who encroach the playing surface.

Clubs have been asked to make sure the pitch runners have footwear which provides 'the best grip for the conditions'. The chosen stewards should also be facing the pitch at all times, ready to race on should a

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