THE FSA (FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS’ ASSOCIATION HAS ISSUED THIS MESSAGE
Last weekend’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool might have been short on goals, even if it was a great game, but viewers will have noticed an abundance of smoke bombs.
There is no denying the fact that many supporters, particularly younger fans, feel that they add to the atmosphere and spectacle – and TV directors certainly seem to agree.
That’s why we’ve put together a simple explainer about the laws surrounding pyro at the match and the implications around its use.
FSA caseworker Amanda Jacks says: “Supporters who let off pyro inside stadiums might want to improve the atmosphere but they’re putting themselves at risk of lengthy club bans and criminal prosecution,” Amanda says.
“It isn’t worth it and can harm your current or future employment, university or college applications, travel, insurance premiums and even housing options.”
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