Dortmund Police have issued an open letter warning Liverpool fans that they will be prosecuted if they are found using pyrotechnics during Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final.
As the Echo reports, the Reds were slapped with five charges by UEFA after the previous round against Manchester United, one of which was related to the setting off of fireworks.
Dortmund Police have made it clear to the the 3,500 Liverpool supporters travelling to Germany that any repeat of that dangerous behaviour will not be tolerated at the Westfalenstadion.
The statement read: “Dear friends and supporters of Liverpool FC.
“The police department of Dortmund warmly welcomes you to the upcoming UEFA European match.
“We expressly welcome football enthusiasts and peaceful supporters as well as other visitors to the city of Dortmund.
“We are aware that supporting the team is an important part of the match. Nevertheless we would like to inform you that the carrying and burning of flares, smoke bombs, sparklers, fireworks or any other non-approved pyrotechnics is prohibited inside of the stadium as well as in public areas. Any violation will lead to legal consequences and will be punished.
“The police of Dortmund do not condone misbehaviour of any kind and will exclude those supporters from the match.
“Therefore please do not use any kind of fireworks or pyrotechnics at any time during your stay in Dortmund. You endanger yourself and others!
“Furthermore we would like to point out that any kind of physical altercation may be as well a reason for denial of entry into the stadium or ejection from the stadium, revocation of tickets without refund and/ or arrest and prosecution.”
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