I am baffled our police seem to think World Cup matches on TV may provoke "violence and disorder" according to Chief Inspector Alan Porte (Evening Times, June 11).
I do not believe there will be the influx of fans he fears - the matches are on TV, so many people will stock up on cheap supermarket booze and watch at home, some will go out to get away from football, but most importantly, surely, the people of our city can be trusted to enjoy going to the pub to watch a football match.
If this how the police react to a sporting event on the other side of the world, heaven help us when most of Scotland tunes into watch the Commonwealth Games live from Glasgow. How will the police handle that?
Billy Gold via email
REGARDING your story about Commonwealth Games lanes fines, I lived in London during the 2012 Olympics, and thought that the Met were a bit heavy-handed there too. I thought that lessons could have been learned from this, such as using police motorcycle outriders to escort vehicles (buses/coaches) with the athletes and dignitaries to and from the various events, relying upon these "games lanes" as a back-up to minimise congestion to all road users. Seems that nothing has been learned, after all.
Steven Rowan Glasgow
'RIVER is a shadow of its old self' says your Memories page. Indeed it is. You are lucky if you see one boat go by a week. We have turned our backs on the river when it should be a major part of our city.
With so many entertainment hubs along the River Clyde, you would think it would have flourished more than it has.
C Gentles Govan
Big time wait
Another World Cup Scotland is sitting out. Who knows when our team will make it to the big league again? But when they do we will be right behind them.
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