The club can confirm that it was reported to the Football Association by the match referee after three smoke canisters were thrown in the direction of the pitch during last month’s Carabao Cup tie against Norwich City.
After an investigation, the FA have decided to take no action against the club on this occasion having taken into account our previously good record in terms of crowd safety.
But the club has been warned that any future incidents of this nature are likely to be punished.
FA and EFL regulations strictly forbids the use of any smoke canister or pyrotechnic inside and in the surrounds of our stadium and this is something the club takes extremely seriously, even more so in light of the incident at the Norwich match.
Any supporter found to have used or in possession of smoke canisters or pyrotechnics will be banned for life by the club and may also be subject to further sanction by the police and / or safety authorities.
In the light of this incident, we have also had to increase searches at the turnstiles and we would ask supporters to be patient as it may delay their entrance into the stadium.
The club takes incidents of this sort extremely seriously. We have worked hard to make The People’s Pension Stadium an environment which supporters enjoy visiting and we will not have this reputation spoiled by the actions of individuals.