Kilmarnock boss says misbehaving fans should be jailed

MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 14: General view inside the stadium as fans look on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Internazionale and Eintracht Frankfurt at San Siro on March 14, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 14: General view inside the stadium as fans look on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Internazionale and Eintracht Frankfurt at San Siro on March 14, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

For Steve Clarke, all those fans who are violent, aggressive, or lose focus of the sportsmanship of the game should be put in jail.

Recently there have been many incidents with fans around England and Scotland, who have been running to the field, throwing stuff into the pitch, and even claims of alleged sectarian chanting during the games.

And for Kilmarnock boss Steve Clarke, these kinds of fans should be put in jail.

“It’s good that its highlighted and people who hear it should call it out every time and police should investigate every single incident,” he told Sky Sports.

“Why Aberdeen fans are chanting sectarian songs at Steven Gerrard, I will never know, they should have been enjoying a wonderful night seeing their team win at Ibrox.”

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 08: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers shoots at goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 08, 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Gerrard wants to motivate his players

Rangers were kicked out after losing against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Quarterfinals and will only focus now on the league.

“They should be singing their team songs, why they would want to chant against the opposition manager in that way I’ve no idea why,” he added.

“The sentences and punishments have to be severe, you have to send a big message, a strong message and hopefully then the message will get through.”

“Custodial sentences would be quite harsh, but would send a message,” he explained as a way to deter this kind of problems.

“The people who make the laws, and the people who enforce the laws, if they do their job properly then we can send a good message to people that go to football to misbehave.”

“If you go to football, go to support your team and watch the game, that’s the purpose of football. It’s supposed to be an entertainment sport,” he concluded.