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FLARES & SMOKEBOMBS

7 November 2013

Luton Town Football Club confirms policy towards those who use and carry pyrotechnic devices

Many supporters will be aware that a recent Premier League fixture between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur an Assistant Referee was struck by a smoke grenade.

Fortunately whilst clearly shaken by the incident, the official was not injured.

The use of flares and smoke bombs within football stadia is becoming more prevalent amongst a small minority of supporters who have a reckless disregard for the health and safety of their fellow supporters.

Lighting or throwing pyrotechnics, including flares and smoke bombs, in confined areas such as football stadia is an offence and is incredibly dangerous and has already led to horrific injuries in the this country and other parts of the world. 

Luton Town FC has a zero tolerance policy towards the carrying or use of any pyrotechnic device into the Kenilworth Stadium or any other stadium hosting Luton Town matches.

This club will be actively working with the police, football and other ground authorities, to identify any person disregarding the policy, with a view to taking robust action against the offenders, including criminal prosecutions and club bans.

The use of pyrotechnics has no place in English football and we would urge all supporters to take positive action in identifying offenders and assisting to eradicate this unlawful practice

Thank you for your co-operation.


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