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18 August 2016

Scunthorpe United Football Club would like to remind supporters about a zero tolerance policy with regard to throwing objects as well as the use and carrying of pyrotechnics.

Ensuring the safety of our supporters, players and staff is always of paramount importance to Scunthorpe United Football Club and the throwing of objects and lighting of pyrotechnics at football stadia is very dangerous and a serious offence. 

The club are aware that a very small minority of supporters have been involved in incidents of this nature and any supporter identified to have committed such an act will be banned by the club and also subject to the possibility of criminal prosecution and football banning orders.  

Iron Manager Graham Alexander commented, “The support this season has been first class with fantastic numbers travelling to our away games at Fleetwood and Wimbledon. 

“While we don’t want to discourage supporters from being vocal and passionate to get behind the team, we as a club do not want to ruin the fantastic reputation our supporters have at opposition clubs around the country.”

Scunthorpe United Football Club will continue to work closely with the police and football authorities to stamp out this, and other types, of spectator misconduct. 

We would also like to remind supporters that if there are incidents of this nature reported, then the Football Association have the power to impose serious financial penalties on the club.

The club urges all supporters to assist us in this matter by reporting any incidents to the club and help us to eradicate this behaviour.

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