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Club statement: pyrotechnic devices

11 November 2022

Mansfield Town Football Club would like to reiterate the club’s zero tolerance policy to the use and carrying of pyrotechnics following multiple incidents where flares were thrown onto the field of play by visiting supporters during Tuesday night’s match against Bradford City at One Call Stadium.

The club is currently working with the police and Bradford City AFC to identify those responsible.

The use of pyrotechnics - including smoke bombs and flares - within football stadia is extremely dangerous and a serious offence.

Anyone caught possessing or using pyrotechnics will be reported to the police and prosecution could result in a permanent criminal record and a national football banning order.

Mansfield Town prides itself on being a family-friendly club and whilst there were no incidents regarding the use of pyrotechnics from our supporters on Tuesday evening, the club is committed to ensuring that the field of play remains safe for players, managers and match officials, just as the stands should be for supporters.

The club will take strong and decisive action against any fan found attempting to bring a banned item into the ground, including a minimum three-year ban from One Call Stadium in line with EFL guidelines.

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