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Why football is getting tough on flares

Football fans as young as eight are being used to smuggle flares and smoke bombs into Premier League matches, according to new research.

A survey found that a third of supporters have been directly affected by pyrotechnics at a stadium and that eight in 10 are concerned for their safety.

The Premier League is now starting a campaign to stop it happening at all matches.

Dave Lewis, head of security at Everton FC, explains why the club is cracking down on people who throw flares.

  • 03 Dec 2013
  • From the section UK
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