FANS are reminded that is illegal to bring pyrotechnics such as flares and fireworks into the Pirelli Stadium.
Burton Albion, alongside all 72 EFL clubs, has signed up to a charter to help put an end to the dangerous use of pyrotechnics within EFL football grounds – and the club has now taken action against one supporter who after letting off a flare has been banned from future games.
The introduction of the single-issue charter comes amid increasing concerns about the proliferation of pyrotechnics being used in stadia with its main objective to act as a future deterrent.
In conjunction with police forces around the country, EFL clubs will take strong and decisive action against any fan found attempting to bring a banned item into a ground. The same will apply to supporters who choose to discharge pyrotechnics within a stadium environment. Police should be informed of such incidents and consideration given to a prosecution and subsequent banning order, where sufficient evidence is forthcoming of a criminal offence.
The Charter say any supporter found to be in breach of the terms of the charter will face a minimum three-season club ban. Clubs will be permitted the flexibility to reduce the length of the club ban should an offender recognise the danger of their actions.
Burton Albion FC Commercial Director Fleur Robinson said: “Like all EFL clubs we are committed to upholding and enforcing the charter.
“The safety of spectators is of paramount importance and we won’t hesitate in taking appropriate action against anyone who brings pyrotechnics into the ground.”