11th Dec, 2019

Bromsgrove Sporting chairman to review CCTV footage to identify and ban those who let off smoke bombs during Coleshill match

Craig Gibbons 21st Mar, 2018 Updated: 21st Mar, 2018

CHAIRMAN Mike Burke says Bromsgrove Sporting will be investigating CCTV footage to find out who let off smoke bombs in a league match this week.

And the Sporting chief has vowed those responsible will be banned from the Victoria Ground for life.

Two ‘pyrotechnics’ were let off in the match against Coleshill Town on Tuesday night with green smoke visibly seen coming from the Town End.

Club stewards acted fast to put them out and now official investigations are underway to identify the culprits.

Mr Burke told the Standard: “We almost got the culprits on the day but the smoke bombs were being passed around two or three hands apparently but we will have a closer look at the CCTV to identify those involved.

“I think they were waiting for a goal in the second half which obviously did not come so they must have just let them off for the sake of it.

“We know those involved did not turn up wearing our colours or had any Bromsgrove Sporting scarves so the culprits are not regular fans.

“The stewards put the smoke bombs out quickly and luckily for us they were not thrown on the pitch as the referee would have reported it.

“The fans were angry that some idiots have to spoil the fun for everyone else and those involved will be banned once we catch them.”

The incident comes just days after the club were fined £150 for letting off smoke bombs in an FA Vase match against Wisbech Town in January.

“It’s just disappointing that we have to take money from our player budget to pay for fines like this,” added Mr Burke.

“Those involved were not our fans and it is a shame they have to spoil it for everyone else.”

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