Shhhhhhhh! Clapping and cheering banned at junior football matches

Parents and coaches have been banned from clapping and cheering at children's football matches, sparking huge debate about sideline behaviour.

Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 11:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 11:58 am
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The Hampshire FA held a Silent Weekend and asked parents not to make any noise at the games to avoid putting pressure on the youngsters.

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The Hampshire FA initiative followed on from the University of Manchester banning students from clapping at union events "to avoid anxiety", with people encouraged to instead do jazz hands.