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Penalty! To celebrate, beer-loving fans throw beer in the air. World Cup goals could be charged with assault

Penalty fee! Fans who throw beer into the air to celebrate World Cup goals could face an assault charge if the container hits someone, expert warns

  • New World Cup craze sees fans throw their beer when their team scores
  • Legal experts warned that pint-throwing fans could land them behind bars
  • Tuesday night will see a ‘do or die’ World Cup clash between England or Wales

Given the price of beer these days, many drinkers might argue that it’s a crime to throw it away under any circumstances.

But that hasn’t stopped soccer fans from reveling in the World Cup craze of throwing beer when their team scores.

Now, however, there may be an additional penalty to pay: a spell behind bars.

Legal experts have warned fans in England and Wales that throwing pints could land them in jail if the container or liquid hits another person.

England and Wales fans have been warned about the dangers of throwing pints when their team scores.

Licensing lawyers Poppleston Allen issued a warning ahead of what has been called a “life and death” clash to decide which home nation advances to the knockout stages in Qatar.

The firm said: “Clearly, if an object such as glass or even polycarbonate is deliberately thrown, that would be assault or attempted assault… If it is part of generally aggressive group behaviour, it could be a public order offence.” .

Common assault has a maximum penalty of six months in jail. Disorderly behavior can lead to custody or a fine.

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Legal experts have warned fans in England and Wales that throwing pints could land them in jail if the container or liquid hits another person.

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