The English Premier League and Football League authorities have announced tougher penalties against supporters for using any kind of smoke, bombs and pyrotechnics inside the field.
In the last season, the use of these has increased to a great extent. Especially at the end of the season, the celebration of the favorite team’s success by the fans of
the teams that won the title or survived and promoted in the league was very destructive. The use of different types of flammable materials inside the field has attracted everyone’s attention.
Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp attacked angry fans inside the pitch after the play-off defeat by Nottingham Forest.
In addition, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira also had to accept harassment by supporters.
The use of fire, bombs or other such inflammable substances was common in European and other leagues around the world.
In England its use is almost non-existent. But recently its use has also become regular in English football matches.
The league and Football Association (FA) said from the start of the new season such incidents would count as a criminal record against any club with local police.
- And if it proved properly, that club must punished. At the same time, if someone enters the field and finds any kind of inflammable substance in his possession,
- he will automatically banned the concerned club.
- The English League and FA have also said they are working with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service on the matter.
- Apart from this, it has confirmed that appropriate steps will taken to remove the video footage of these incidents from the social media as soon as possible.
FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said: ‘The type of anti-social behavior we saw among supporters at the end of last season was completely unacceptable.
As a result, the safety of other visitors coming to the stadium threatened. Together with English football, we have given this a lot of thought.
Clubs have brought under severe punishment in this matter. At the beginning of the new season, we want to confirm one thing that we will not accept such illegal and dangerous behavior in any way.
The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) expressed solidarity with the decision of the league authorities.🔱