The match organiser, together with the police commander for the match and the safety and security officer, must prevent any provocative action being taken by spectators inside or in the immediate vicinity of the stadium (unacceptable levels of verbal provocation from spectators towards players or opposing fans, racist behaviour, provocative banners or flags, etc.).
Should such action arise, the match organiser, the police commander for the match and the safety and security officer must intervene over the public address system or remove any offensive material.
Stewards must draw the attention of the police to any serious acts of misconduct, including racist insults, so that offenders may be removed from the stadium should the police so decide.
The match organiser and participating associations or clubs must implement and apply UEFA’s ten-point plan on racism (see).
In this regard, the match organiser and participating associations or clubs are reminded of:
the European Football United Against Racism resolution, unanimously adopted by the UEFA Congress on 24 May 2013 (see);
the Guidelines for match officials in cases of racist behaviour in football stadiums, approved by the UEFA Executive Committee at its meeting on 1/2 July 2009 (see).