Pyrotechnic spot checks after Crewe incident


The Iron’s General Manager David Beeby has confirmed that the club will be carrying out spot checks ahead of this weekend’s game with Sheffield United to search for smoke bombs, following an incident in the 2-0 defeat at Crewe.

A purple smoke bomb was thrown onto the pitch during the defeat at Gresty Road from a small section of the 400 strong travelling contingent.

Beeby confirmed that the club may receive a fine and will be taking action against the fan who threw the pyrotechnics.

“The Club will take action against the individual responsible once we have carried out a full investigation”, Beeby told

“The FA have written to us regarding the incident and the Club could face a fine.

“We will be carrying out some spot checks on Saturday.”

The Iron’s safety officer Alan Welsh warned Iron fans about the use of pyrotechnics last season after a smoke bomb was let off at Mansfield’s Field Mill, causing the FA to file a report against the club.

Iron fans also let off a flare in the Doncaster Road End of the ground during the game with FA Cup game with Worcester in December.

Supporters are reminded it is an offence to have pyrotechnics in a football ground and it is an arrestable offence.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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