The Premier League has voted on tougher penalties for using pyrotechnics and entering the field illegally during a match. The clubs unanimously approved the tightening.
Pyrotechnics and space attacks are a tiresome topic in English professional football. In the future, these actions will be punished more severely. In a meeting on Wednesday, all 20 Premier League clubs decided in a non-anonymous vote with a unanimous result that fans and spectators who use pyrotechnics or smoke bombs or enter the field without permission will be banned for at least one year in the future will. In individual cases, the ban can be even longer. "Fans who are caught carrying or activating pyrotechnics or smoke bombs or who are caught entering the field without permission will automatically be banned from the club for a minimum period of one year," the official statement said.
The suspension applies to all home and away games of the respective team. The new rules come into effect immediately. Parents or carers of children who violate the pyro or site inspection rules can be held accountable and punished with the corresponding ban for at least one year.
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