Dozens of banned Sunderland fans hand over passports in World Cup lock down

Liam Jones spits at members of the media as he leaves Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

Liam Jones spits at members of the media as he leaves Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

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ALMOST 40 Wearside football fans will today have to hand over their passports to prevent them trying to see England vie for World Cup glory in Brazil.

A total of 38 Sunderland supporters are currently subject to banning orders, meaning that they are not allowed to attend matches at home or abroad.

They include Hendon man Liam Jones, given a three-year banning order after he was found guilty of abusing black footballer Romelu Lukaku at Sunderland’s game with West Bromwich Albion in November 2012.

 

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