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76 police officers and horses, guarded, closed match: How we think

Despite the fact that Dalkurd announced that the club on the basis of unreasonable demands on the staffing of the security personnel would not let a single spectator, so chose the police to call in extra staff and mounted police to Gavlevallen in Gävle.

the Reactions to the big police operation in connection with a match in the premier league without audience has been sharp.

"How you think when you have 76 police officers plus horses on a match that does not even have an audience," says Mats Enquist, general secretary of the Swedish Football.

could have used better.

" We want to, we don't pull a lot of extra police resources. When Dalkurd went so far that they even banned the public, so thinking about it if the police have not been able to ask if the risk assessment.

in Södertälje, sweden in 2017 was forced to judge break of the match when, among other things, a knallskott was thrown in on the pitch and landed near the Dalkurds top scorer Richard Yarsuvat.

– this time it was fine, we wanted to the game could be played without up the city, and that was it. There has been much mess and pyrotechnics, and given the history between the teams, so we chose to remain a part of the planned intervention, " says supporterpolisen Johan Ryman.

”Outrageously wasted by the police, what was the cost of this effort the taxpayer” and ”in the Midst of this travesty I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Dalkurd as opposed to the police's unreasonable demands” are a couple of reactions on social media.

"It's not that we want to waste taxpayers' funds, we do as best we can after the information we receive. If there had not been police officers on site so maybe it's been a little messier, then did well the weather her, the response was amazing and was raining. You never know which way it goes, " says Ryman.

a risk assessment is the police, among others out on the forums to see what fans are writing and you also take contact with the clubs.

– We trust in what we do and try to solve it in the best way, " says Ryman.

He was inside the arena during the match as Dalkurd won with 4-1.

" It was very special, you heard really what was said down on the pitch. Sad for football to be played before an audience, it was a shame it was that it became. But it was jättelugnt and good, just as we hoped.

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