Football banning orders: How Newcastle United, Sunderland AFC and other North East clubs compare to others
The UK football clubs with the highest number of banning orders and supporters arrests in the 2018/2019 season have been revealed in new Government statistics.
Banning orders are issued either following a conviction for a football-related offence, or following a complaint by a local police force, preventing an individual from attending all regulated matches for a minimum three year period. As of 1 August 2019, there were 1,771 football banning orders in force, a decrease of three per cent from 2018. Here are the clubs in the North East compared to others for banning orders last season.