Sutton United FC fully supports the National League's new Smoke No Joke campaign to reduce and eradicate the indiscriminate use of flares, smoke bombs and pyrotechnics at matches. Flares and smoke bombs disrupt play and people's enjoyment of games, and the toxins they contain can seriously damage health and/or cause life-threatening injury or concern. Due to their chemical make-up, pyrotechnic devices can lead to serious health consequences for those with pre-existing medical conditions. Clubs have been directed to take the strongest action available against anyone found in possession of a Flare, Smoke Bomb or any other such pyrotechnic article(s), and spectators are warned that a zero tolerance approach will be taken to anyone attempting to bring such article(s) into The Borough Sports Ground In order to protect all supporters, we reserve the right to search your person and/or effects, and we further reserve the right to pursue legal action, civil or criminal, against any person who contravenes current legislation or our stadium regulations. To further safeguard all supporters and players we would welcome the receipt of any information which could assist us to deter, apprehend, detain and, where appropriate, prosecute anyone in possession of, or found discharging or being a party to the discharge of, such an article. Courts have a sentencing guideline of three months' imprisonment and a three-year football banning order. Those prosecuted face not only a criminal record and imprisonment but also many future difficulties, including restrictions on travel overseas. Please support The U's safely and responsibly this season.
Smoke No Joke
5 August 2015