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Albion urge fans to arrive early

19 November 2015

League confirm ‘La Marseillaise’ song of solidarity.

ALBION fans are urged to make extra time to reach their seats at The Hawthorns on Saturday because of added security measures.

The Club have confirmed that all spectators will be searched at entry points in the wake of last weekend’s terror attack in Paris.

Head of Facility Operations and Development Mark Miles insists these added precautions represent a routine response to a major incident.

“This is all about being sensible and proportionate and ensuring our fans feel that they are in a safe environment,” says Miles. 

“All the advice we have received is that it is ‘business as usual’. But owing to these enhanced checks at the entry points for the stadium and the Fanzone, we do urge spectators get there a little earlier.”

Meanwhile, the Premier League have today released a statement confirming that the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise, will be played ahead of all this weekend’s matches as an act of remembrance and solidarity with France after the Paris attacks.

Richard Scudamore, Premier League Executive Chairman, said: “Given how close we are as well as the long-standing relationship that exists between the Premier League and France, playing La Marseillaise as an act of solidarity and remembrance is the right thing to do.

“We were all saddened and deeply shocked by the events in Paris last Friday, and the fact it was an attack on people enjoying their everyday freedoms like going to a bar, a concert or a football match resonates with football fans and the general public throughout the UK.” 

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