Doncaster Rovers: Club issues pyrotechnic warning

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Doncaster Rovers have threatened to ban any supporter who enters the Keepmoat Stadium with a smoke bomb, flare or other pyrotechnic device.

The club’s stark warning follows an unsavoury incident at Villa Park on Sunday during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.

“Following on from the incident at Aston Villa last weekend when assistant referee David Bryan was hit by a flare thrown from the Tottenham supporters’ end, Doncaster Rovers would like to remind supporters that the use of smoke bombs, flares and other pyrotechnic devices are not allowed in any football league stadia, including the Keepmoat Stadium,” Rovers said in a statement.

“During some of our away games last season, a number of incidents were reported regarding a minority of Doncaster Rovers supporters using these illegal devices.

“The club can also confirm that a Burnley supporter was recently ejected and subsequently cautioned by police for using a pyrotechnic device at Keepmoat Stadium.

“Doncaster Rovers wish to remind all supporters that the use of pyrotechnic devices in a stadium contravenes ground regulations and supporters found guilty face an instant ejection, possible stadium banning order and police caution.

“The club encourages all Doncaster Rovers supporters, both at home and on the road, to respect fellow fans and to not ruin their match-day experience by bringing flares or smoke bombs to matches.”