This porject consists of exclusive figures I obtained, using the Freedom of Information Act, showing how much it costs to police football matches – and how much forces recouped from the clubs.
I was able to show a huge disparity in practice, with Manchesters City and United paying Greater Manchester Police nearly £2m during the 2017/18 season – while all London clubs combined paid the Metropolitan Police just £442,091.
My stories sparked huge debate among fans around the country, and it was notable that the BBC followed up with a similar investigation two weeks later.
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