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Football fan banned and fined for fireworks

National News // Aug. 10, 2017

A football fan has been sentenced to three years in jail for throwing fireworks at a match last year.

Max Pixel Football fan banned and fined for fireworks

Use of fireworks at stadiums is banned in Switzerland - but that doesn’t seem to stop some people.

In this instance, a firework injured a fellow supporter –causing him hearing loss – and damaged property.

The 23 year old also has to pay CHF 10,000 in damages and another CHF 12,000 in compensation.

The firework exploded during a game between Lucerne and Sankt Gallen in February last year.

During a search of the accused’s home, police found over 1,500 fireworks.

The man has also been banned from all Swiss stadiums for 10 years. 

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