Police wearing anti-sectarian initiative jackets at a football ground
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New anti-sectarian law passed

The Scottish government has used its majority to push through new anti-bigotry laws despite opposition appeals for the legislation to be scrapped.

Two offences have been created to target sectarian behaviour in and around football matches and on the internet.

The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill was passed in Holyrood.

  • 15 Dec 2011