Despite being prohibited by both law and ground regulations, you’ll have noticed that the use of flares, smoke bombs and firecrackers is on the increase at matches.
Many fans, young and old, like them and feel they contribute to the atmosphere, but just as many don’t appreciate the possible danger they pose and some fans have had to seek medical attention due to effects of these objects.
Most Grounds are now fully equipped with TV and the video tapes can easily and quickly be re-wound to identify those who discharge pyrotechnics.
In a very interesting article, Football Supporters Federation Caseworker Amanda Jacks ask Pyro = banning orders, criminal record and clampdowns on fans. Is it worth it?
Click here to read the FSF article