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Football is a major attraction in Sweden with over two million people attending games in the highest division in 2018. Organising these games requires collaboration between the main stakeholders: the police, the clubs and the supporters, and respectful collaboration between all parties. However, during the 2019 season there has been a steadily growing sense of mistrust between stakeholders. This article by Jonas Havelund, Neil Williams, Anders Almgren and Filip Lundberg Verendel will analyse those developments.
The Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) role became incorporated into the UEFA licensing system from the 2012/13 season. This interview study by Erik Madsen, Sammyh Khan, Neil Williams and Jonas Havelund focusses on how the Swedish SLOs perceive their role, and it documents how SLOs use their position to make the voice of the supporters heard by the club and police.