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Scotland fans banned from taking fruit to Euro games as tournament menu revealed



THEY may take our lives, but they’ll never take…our fruit?!

Not quite for us Scots. We’ve never been the healthiest of eaters and it seems the Euro 2024 organisers are in no mood to help us with a ban on fans taking FRUIT into games at this summer‘s tournament.


Scotland fans will be banned from taking fruit and other food items to Euros gamesCredit: Getty
Don't be taking any of these from your hotel to a match at Euro 2024


Don’t be taking any of these from your hotel to a match at Euro 2024Credit: Getty

It’s not just fruit though that Uefa will be clamping down on.

Bottles or cans of water or juice, ANY food not bought from within the stadium and even vapes are considered prohibited items.

Alcoholic drinks also can’t be taken into grounds.

Indeed, the governing body mentions specifically on its forbidden list “liquids — drinks, e-cigarette refills, etc — and food of any kind, including fruit, such as apples, bananas, oranges, etc” will be confiscated.

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As normal, searches will be conducted just before entrance to the grounds anyone who tries to bring such items into a match could face “expulsion from the stadium with a report to the police” – or worse, a stadium ban for the WHOLE of Euro 2024.

The Euros food menu will feature German staples such as Bratwurst and Frankfurter sausages, on sale at £3.77 each.

However when it comes to the final (should Scotland get there…) the price will go up by a pound to £4.77.

In terms of bevvy inside the stadiums, soft drinks and coffee will be readily available and Bitburger is the competition‘s beer sponsor, with pints served at most stadiums and in designated fan zones.

Bundesliga games allow alcohol to be consumed inside the grounds (and at seats) but certain games that are viewed as high-risk sometimes have a booze ban slapped on them – and similar could happen here.

Scotland open the tournament against Germany on June 14 in Munich before facing Switzerland five days later in Cologne and then Hungary in the group closer on June 23 in Stuttgart.

Cannabis joints will also be forbidden in stadiums despite new German laws that have legalised having a puff in public.

Fireworks, flares and whistles are also on the banned list (as normal) as well as megaphones and vuvuzela horns – so there will be no Green Brigade or Union Bear-style fan-led chants, or none of that drone we had in South Africa for the World Cup in 2010.

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Other more obvious banned items includes knives and lasers.

Uefa will also be keen to ensure there are no political banners or flags inside any of their stadiums for the Euros games, particularly with the ongoing conflict in the Israel-Palestine region.

Elsewhere, we have revealed what the Tartan Army’s accommodation for the Euros is going to look like – as they cram into 132-bed tented dormitories.

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