The number of pitch invasions at the end of the campaign last season increased as fans celebrated the title, promotion or survival with several clashes including one. Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira.
Smoke bombs and fireworks, long used in games in continental Europe and around the world, were relatively rare in England but their use has become a more regular occurrence.
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“Fans caught carrying or activating fireworks or smoke bombs, or entering the pitch without permission, will receive an automatic club ban with a minimum term of one year,” the league said in a statement after its shareholders’ meeting.
“This ban may also extend to parents or guardians of children who participate in such activities. The policy is effective immediately and the ban applies to both home and away matches.”
In July, the Premier League and English Football League Stricter restrictions on pitch invasions and the use of smoke bombs and fireworks will be enforced from the 2022-23 season.
League and the Football Association Said that “all identified offenders will be reported by the club to the police and prosecution may result in a permanent criminal record, which may affect their employment and education and result in a prison sentence.”