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Zero-tolerance policy on throwing objects, and the use and carrying of pyrotechnics

20 January 2022

Scunthorpe United Football Club would like to remind supporters about a zero-tolerance policy with regards 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, as recently as our last home game against Carlisle United on New Year's Day, 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.  
There will be stringent searches taking place ahead of Saturday's home fixture against Newport County, and Scunthorpe United 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. If you see this during a match, please report to the nearest steward or email

You can also contact the club in confidence after any game about any incident you wish to report or discuss by calling 01724 747680 or emailing

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