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Rugby referee Nigel Owens backs anti-violence campaign during Euro 2016

  • Nigel Owens is backing a Dyfed-Powys Police campaign aimed at showing violence the red card during the UEFA Euro 2016
  • The popular referee has launched the force’s Show Violence the Red Card campaign with photos of him holding up the campaign branded red cards
  • The campaign encourages football fans to be mindful of how much alcohol they’re drinking
Fan favourite international referee Nigel Owens is backing a Dyfed-Powys Police campaign aimed at showing violence the red card during the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship.

The 44-year-old, who took charge of a world record-setting 71st test match on Saturday, was also awarded an MBE for his services to sport in the Queens birthday honours list.

Owens told the Llaneli Star: “I’m supporting the Dyfed-Powys Police’s Show Violence the Red Card campaign.



“This is such an exciting time for Wales but it’s easy for emotions to run high and tempers to flare, especially if people have drunk too much alcohol. I’d encourage people to enjoy themselves during Euro 2016 but be careful, stay in control, be the bigger person and walk away from any trouble. Come on Wales!”

The red cards are being distributed to licensees that will be showing the Euro 2016 games. Bar staff and customers will be encouraged to hold up a red card if they see any inappropriate behaviour to stop it escalating to violence.

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