A message from Shrewsbury Town about antisocial and criminal behaviour.
Ahead of the start of the new season we want to make you aware of new measures being taken across all of football to ensure everyone can have a safe and enjoyable experience. We are supporting strong action from the FA, Premier League and EFL to tackle antisocial and criminal behaviours that put all of us at risk.
Please remember the following activities are illegal, dangerous, have serious consequences and have no place in our game:
• Carrying or using smoke bombs or pyros
• Invading the pitch or entering the pitch without permission
• Throwing objects onto the pitch
• Drug use within the football ground
• Discriminatory behaviour
For everyone’s safety, we will report anyone carrying out these offences to the police, which can result in a criminal record. Anyone who enters the pitch without permission and those carrying or using smoke bombs or pyros will now receive an automatic club ban. These measures could also now apply to the parents or guardians of children involved in these activities.
This reflects the seriousness of the risks to fans and staff – pyros can burn at 2000 degrees Celsius and cause life-changing injuries, while entering the pitch endangers players, managers and match officials. We know those who commit these illegal acts do not represent the majority of supporters.