Wycombe Wanderers would like to remind fans of its zero-tolerance policy in relation to the use of pyrotechnics inside the stadium on matchdays.A small number of incidents towards the end of the 2015/16 campaign – and during the current pre-season – have prompted the club to re-issue the following policy to supporters:
“Any supporter found to be carrying or letting off a pyrotechnic inside Adams Park will receive an immediate lifetime ban from the stadium. This applies to flares, smoke bombs and fireworks.
“The club will also offer its full cooperation and support to opposition clubs and the local police when dealing with such offences at away matches.”
This policy is in line with guidelines issued by FIFA, UEFA, the FA and EFL which also state that details of anyone committing such an offence will be forwarded to the police and could lead to criminal proceedings.
The club’s stadium manager Gordon Reilly said: “All forms of pyrotechnics can be extremely dangerous when discharged in crowded areas and it is our job to prioritise the safety, wellbeing and enjoyment of all supporters inside the stadium and in its vicinity.
“With that in mind, we will not tolerate the actions of a very small minority who feel it is acceptable to endanger their fellow supporters, and will be closely monitoring the situation to take action where required. This includes keeping a close eye on threats made in public forums such as social media which relate to the possibility of fans planning to bring pyrotechnics to football matches.”
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