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Club statement on flares/smoke bombs

Bristol City Football Club has issued a reminder to supporters that smoke bombs and flares are strictly prohibited items under the Football Ground Regulations.

At all three of the club’s Sky Bet Championship matches in 2017/18, flares have been set off inside the stadium.
 
Barnsley
 
Two flares/smoke bombs were set off in the South-East corner, one of which ended up being thrown on to the field of play. This resulted in damage to the pitch. In addition, one person was treated by medics after suffering an asthma attack as a result of smoke inhalation from the flare.
 
Birmingham City
 
Three flares/smoke bombs were set off in the away end following the opening goal at St Andrew’s and two City supporters have now been arrested.
 
Brentford
 
Another two flares/smoke bombs were ignited at Griffin Park from the away end.
 
The club has already been reported by match officials and a formal warning has been received from the Football Association, so any future indiscretions could result in a fine or even harsher penalties.
 
Bristol City Football Club takes this matter seriously.

Anyone caught using a flare or smoke bomb – lighting it, holding it or throwing it – will be passed over to the authorities and will instantly receive a ban from Ashton Gate.

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