Press release

Alun Cairns appeals to Welsh football fans to be vigilant

Alun Cairns - who is heading to today's Wales v England game - hopes to see "passionate but responsible" support from Euro 2016 fans.

placeholder

Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales, is attending the Wales v England game.

He said:

Today’s football match should be all about a spirited encounter on the pitch, with passionate but responsible support in the stands.

I am in touch with the Home Office who are liaising with the French Authorities. I have also spoken to the Football Association of Wales about the safety precautions that will be in place to protect Welsh supporters. But I would appeal to Welsh fans to be vigilant, and to avoid any provocation. It goes without saying people should not travel to the area without a ticket to the game.

So good luck Wales, let’s see the fantastic form we witnessed at the weekend - and let’s make today all about great sport.

Published 16 June 2016
Last updated 16 June 2016 + full page history
  1. Added translation
  2. First published.