Greater Manchester Police have created an anti-hooligan website in preparation for tomorrow's Manchester derby.
The Drunken Disorderly Inn warns fans of both clubs that drunken, abusive or violent behaviour at the game or in the city centre will lead to arrest and a night at the 'Inn'.
The website offers 'Rooms from just a £80 fine' while laying down possible further punishment if fans misbehave, including three to five year bans from football matches, a criminal record, bans from pubs and clubs, fines and prison sentences and naming and shaming in local media. GMP have also released an e-poster promoting the website, with a warning of 'Drink responsibly, be polite, avoid trouble and enjoy the football – or spend the weekend with us. The choice is yours'.
The organisation has also made tentative steps into a Twitter campaign via the their @gmpolice account using the hashtag #ddinn and the football club tags #mufc and #mcfc. GMP this morning advertised 'Exclusive weekend breaks now on offer to football hooligans'' via Twitter. The #ddinn hashtag has yet to catch on, with one user commenting the scheme was a “waste of council tax”.