Escalating use of pyrotechnic devices

Escalating use of pyrotechnic devices

The club are becoming increasingly concerned at the escalating use of pyrotechnic devices by our supporters at away venues.

We have been particularly pleased and grateful for the backing that the team has received on the road this season in both numbers and vocal support since our return to the top flight. However, so far this season, pyrotechnics have been evident amongst our support at Fir Park, Tannadice, Tynecastle and at the SMISA Stadium on Saturday.

This is a worrying and dangerous new trend amongst the traveling Dundee support and the club would appeal to those who are indulging in the use of pyrotechnics to stop it. 

CCTV footage from the various venues is being examined by the Club and action will be taken if the individuals concerned are identified. Please be reminded that it is a criminal offence to bring pyrotechnic devices into a football stadium and you are liable, if caught, to be arrested and charged or at the very least expelled and possibly banned from Dens Park.

As a recent example, one individual from the visiting support at Dens for the recent Aberdeen fixture was identified, arrested, and charged and will appear in court later this month.

We would appeal to everyone to be aware of just how dangerous and potentially unstable these devices are and refrain from taking them to football matches where large crowds make the risk of potentially serious injury a very real threat.

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