Warning about the use of flares at Windsor Park
Posted : 10th July 2006 at 16:37:16
The Management Committee were saddened to learn that one of the club's
youngest supporters was injured before the recent Irish Cup Final, due to
the dangerous and totally unacceptable use of flares by a very small
number of spectators in the Kop Stand.
Thankfully the young girl has recovered from her injuries which caused her
to miss the first half of the Irish Cup Final while she was being treated
the St John's Ambulance.
With a UEFA Champions League tie against Slovenian side Gorica due to be
staged at Windsor Park on July 11, supporters are reminded that UEFA do not
permit the use of flares at games played under their jurisdiction.
The penalties for sides whose supporters flaunt UEFA rules and regulations
can be very severe and so Linfield supporters are urged not to bring items
which could cause injury to this or to any other game.
Linfield supporters will have also noted that UEFA have announced their
intention to penalise
clubs whose supporters sing offensive or inappropriate songs at Champions
To try and avoid possible punitive sanctions being
inflicted upon this
club, the Management Committee and playing staff would strongly urge
Linfield supporters to get behind the team in the season ahead in a way
which causes offence to