West Ham away fans set off a red pyrotechnic at St Mary’s stadium yesterday during the Hammers 3-1 win. The Hammers are not usually connected with the use of smoke bombs or flares – such incidents and the involvement of pyrotechnics remain rare.
Being in possession of a pyrotechnic device at a football match, or attempting to bring one into a football stadium, is a criminal offence under the Sporting Events Act 1985. Any person committing such an offence faces arrest and can expect the Court to make a Football Banning Order
Research, which was conducted with 1,635 Premier League supporters, found that 87% of fans believe that pyrotechnics such as flares and smoke bombs are dangerous at matches, and that 86% were concerned for their safety. The same number (86%) think flares and smoke bombs are a fire risk and 79% consider them to be a health hazard.
More info can be found here Face Pyro Facts www.facepyrofacts.co.uk
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— Dylan Bregman (@breggertelli) February 4, 2017
I hope fans around him gave him an earful. As said in the article, they are so dangerous and it wasn’t even the right colour. All they do is annoy people and obstruct their view. Let’s hope he was identified and arrested.