FSA: Flare play – Pyro and the law

23 May 2022 | 2 comments

Last weekend’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool might have been short on goals, even if it was a great game, but viewers will have noticed an abundance of smoke bombs.

There is no denying the fact that many supporters, particularly younger fans, feel that they add to the atmosphere and spectacle – and TV directors certainly seem to agree. 

That’s why the FSA has put together a simple explainer about the laws surrounding pyro at the match and the implications around its use. 

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  1. Chris

    You would have thought that Sky Sports would have done a documentary on this subject to get the message out there, as this piece from the FSA says not everyone knows it’s a criminal offence and as the punishment is so severe surely the word needs to be put out there.

  2. Peter Bates

    Perhaps the search procedure at grounds should be more stringent at St Andrews the security is very poor and as for k2 the less said the better I know search law comes into play but it won’t be long before somebody is injured badly

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