After three bombs went off outside the Stade de France on Friday night which left 129 people dead, the English Premier League will announce fresh security protocols on Thursday to avert any future occurrence of a similar terrorist attack.
According to reports in France, one of the explosions took place at a stadium gate after a suicide bomber tried to gain access and detonated his bomb vest after it was discovered during a search by security staff.
As a result, new security guidance will be communicated to the 20 clubs in England’s top division this week following the terrorist attacks in Paris during France’s 2-0 win over Germany in an international friendly.
It is understood the league officials have been speaking to police, the Government and security advisers and will provide a full briefing to the club owners and also issue a public announcement.
“We are actively engaged with our security advisers and the appropriate authorities, including the Home Office and senior representatives from the police, to assess current security guidance to Premier League clubs,” a Premier League statement released on Monday read.
“There is a club meeting later this week where a full security briefing will be given. Following that, further guidance will be issued to the clubs as well as a public statement so fans are fully aware of what to expect when arriving at stadiums.”