Everton issues warning to supporters ahead of new season.
Ahead of the 2014/15 season, Everton Football Club would like to reiterate that it is vehemently and absolutely against the use of pyrotechnics inside or outside of any football stadium.
Supporters found using pyrotechnics either at Goodison Park or at any away ground will be the subject of action by the Club and the police.
Such is the determination of the authorities to eradicate the use of pyrotechnics from football, any supporter found to be using them could be liable to a criminal conviction and, in certain cases, imprisonment.
As a Club, Everton will impose an indefinite ban on any supporter who violates our strict no-pyrotechnics policy.
As well as negatively affecting other fans' enjoyment of the game, pyrotechnics are a serious danger to those with breathing difficulties and disabled supporters who cannot easily escape from the smoke.
"We will thoroughly investigate any instances of the use of pyrotechnics robustly and prioritise action against those caught," said Everton's Head of Security and Stadium Safety Officer, Dave Lewis. "The use of pyrotechnics is a serious issue and will not be tolerated.
"We fully support any sanctions and punishments the authorities intend to bring against those prosecuted and hope our supporters ensure a pyrotechnic-free environment in which every Evertonian can enjoy the game."