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STAY SAFE ON BONFIRE NIGHT

3 November 2019

On the eve of next week's Bonfire Night celebrations, the club would again like to alert supporters of the dangers surrounding the use of pyrotechnics within football grounds.

With a full schedule of fixtures across the EFL taking place - ahead of Bonfire Night - this weekend, member clubs are re-issuing their commitment to tackling the use of pyrotechnics within stadia. 

Any instances of pyrotechnics use - which includes smoke bombs, flares and fireworks - means innocent parties may be at risk of serious injury, as a result.

Having launched in November 2017, all EFL clubs have signed up to a 'Club Charter on Pyrotechnics'.

This charter states a commitment to taking strong and decisive action against any supporters found attempting to bring a banned item into a ground, or those who discharge pyrotechnics.

Any supporter who has been, or found to be, in breach of the terms of the charter is subject to a minimum three-season club ban.

A number of bans have already been issued, since the launch of the charter, including an increase in club bans for away supporters - due to the ongoing co-operation between EFL clubs.

Clubs are permitted the flexibility to reduce the length of the ban, should an offender recognise the danger of their actions.

Despite this, the overall safety of supporters is always paramount.

We would therefore like to remind all supporters that the use of any pyrotechnic device is strictly prohibited within the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Strong action will be taken in the event of any such devices being discharged.

City would like to thank all supporters - home and away - for their ongoing co-operation in this matter, so we can all enjoy the game in safety.


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