Gloucester City Football Club 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.\r\n\r\nFlares 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.\r\n\r\nWe 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 we and The National League apply a zero tolerance approach to anyone attempting to bring such article(s) into Whaddon Road.\r\n\r\nDue to their chemical make-up, a Flare, Smoke Bomb and all such pyrotechnic article(s) can lead to serious health consequences for those with pre-existing medical conditions.\r\n\r\nIn 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.\r\n\r\nTo further safeguard all who attend any event at Whaddon Road, we welcome the receipt of any information which will 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.\r\n\r\nCourts 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.\r\n\r\nPlease support the Tigers safely and responsibly this season.

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