Football shirts banned from Majorca restaurants as part of crackdown on "drunken tourism" 1 week ago

Football shirts banned from Majorca restaurants as part of crackdown on "drunken tourism"

Football shirts are one of a number of clothing items banned.

A number of restaurants in Majorca in Spain have banned patrons from wearing football shirts and various other clothing items which they associate with "drunken tourism".

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The 11 restaurants that have brought in the rules are based in the party resort Playa de Palma and are associated with the Palma Beach brand.

Speaking about the problems faced by the area in regard to tourists, Palma Beach CEO Juan Miguel Ferrer told Diario de Mallorca:

"The situation on public roads is worse now than in 2017, 2018 and 2019. We already consider the season lost in terms of incivility control."

While recognising the efforts of police to combat the issues, Ferrer added they were not enough to stop the "large groups of tourists who only seek to get drunk on public roads, on the front line or even on the beach."

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As part of the new rules for the 11 restaurants, football shirts, swimsuits, swimming trunks, tank tops without straps and any accessories purchased from street vendors (such as gold chains or glow-in-the-dark hats) will be prohibited.

The restaurants have also put up posters with QR codes that customers can scan to see the mandatory dress code, which is described as "smart chic".

While the dress code will be slightly laxer during the day, Ferrer said it will be "absolutely inflexible" at night.

The CEO also stated that the objective of the banning is not to prohibit tourists but rather "reeducate" them and make them understand that their attitudes must change.

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The new rules come after tourists were warned in April that alcohol consumption in all-inclusive hotels in parts of the Balearic Islands in Spain is now capped.

As part of the changes - which apply to Magaluf and Playa de Palma in Majorca and Sant Antoni de Portmany in Ibiza - guests are limited to drinking during mealtimes.

They are also only allowed up to six drinks a day, made up of three at lunch and three at dinner.

On top of this, alcohol is not available to purchase in stores between 9.30pm and 8am.

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Before the pandemic in 2020, the Balearic Islands Government passed the laws in an effort to crack down on boozy holidays.

As part of the rules, happy hours and pub crawls are also banned in the popular tourist destinations.