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Pyrotechnics unacceptable at Keepmoat Stadium

11 December 2021

Pytotechnics are unacceptable at Rovers games

Since the introduction of the single issue charter in the 2017/18 campaign, EFL clubs – in conjunction with police forces - have been taking strong and decisive action when it comes to pyrotechnics in football stadia.

Any supporter found to be in breach of the terms of the charter will face a minimum three-season club ban. Clubs will be permitted the flexibility to reduce the length of the club ban should an offender recognise the danger of their actions. 

The EFL said: “Taking pyrotechnics into our grounds is a criminal offence and, where there is evidence that the law has been broken, the police will always seek to impose a football banning order as an appropriate measure.
“The EFL recognises the collective role it must play in deterring supporters from committing pyrotechnic offences and from today, as a result of the introduction of the new charter, our clubs in all instances will ban any supporter if they are found to be in possession of a banned device when entering an EFL venue. The same will apply to anyone who discharges a pyrotechnic when inside a stadium facility. 
“We understand the prospect of banning supporters is not an easy one for clubs to contemplate and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our member clubs for their commitment to help deliver this important initiative on a collective basis.”

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