With a large number of fans expected to make the trip to Bolton on Saturday, Nottingham Forest have issued the following message regarding pyrotechnics.The club were disappointed to see a smoke bomb thrown from the away end on to the field of play during Tuesday’s match at Tranmere. As a result of this behaviour, Forest will now face possible FA sanctions pending an enquiry.
With the safety of fellow supporters also at risk, fans are reminded that this is a criminal act and are asked to consider the severe consequences their actions can have on their club and those around them.
Forest are treating the incident at Prenton Park with the utmost severity and ask anyone with information to come forward. Any evidence will be received in strict confidence by Nottinghamshire police’s football intelligence officer Jon Sleigh (0115 967 2254) or the Forest safety office (call - 0115 982 4390 or text – 60066, starting message with ‘Forest’).
Bolton will have robust searching in place prior to supporters entering the turnstiles on Saturday.
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