SOCCER yobs face a `no fly zone' out of West Yorkshire in the run-up to the Euro 2004 champion- ships.
Police - both uniformed and in plain clothes - are at Leeds- Bradford Airport, looking out for people who have been given football banning orders.
There are 90 people in West Yorkshire with such orders against them. This means they must surrender their passports to the police by next Monday - five days before the contest starts - to prevent them going to Portugal.
Chief Supt Dick Rothwell, head of West Yorkshire Police's operations support division, said: "We don't want the celebrations of the majority of fans spoiled by the actions of a few mindless individuals.
"If you think you can leave Leeds-Bradford Airport for Portugal, think again.
"Access will be denied to you. We have an extensive operation in place, with uniformed officers and covert spotters, who will recognise all those subject of football banning orders."
Such orders can be applied for against people convicted of a football-related offence and last between three and 10 years.
They ban people from all games in this country and abroad.
If people are caught breaching an order they face a risk of jail or hefty fine.
Chief Supt Rothwell added: "This is part of a national operation. We are working closely with the authorities here and in Portugal."
Anyone with information about suspected football hooligans should phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.