By Eliott Howes
The next time an American Football fan is kicked out of an NFL stadium for misconduct they will have to take a four-hour online class and pass a code-of-conduct test before being allowed back into an NFL stadium.
These are the measures which have been introduced by the NFL for the upcoming 2012 season.
“We’re not trying to squash anyone’s passion. We’re just trying to say don’t be violent,” Dr. Ari Novick, a licensed psychotherapist who developed the idea, told the New York Post.
Stadium requirements will vary across the league but most of the time a booted fan will be required to pass the conduct test, Novick said.
The class is available at FanConductClass.com, and the taker must correctly answer at least 70 percent of the questions to pass.
The test will cost $75 with Novick pocketing $55 from the fee while the rest of the money is donated to Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers.
Those who fail to take the class and are placed on the “unforgiven” list which contains the name photo and seat number of every fan who has been ejected.
Maybe that’s something the English Premier League will look at, of course after they decide it’s the right time for goal-line technology to be introduced!