Wear-Tyne Derby: Fans Warned Against Flares
26 October 2013, 07:11
Football fans heading to the Wear Tyne derby at the Stadium of Light are being warned NOT to bring flares with them.
It comes after Assistant referee David Bryan was hit by a flare last week during the match between Aston Villa and Tottenham.
Fifa announced disciplinary proceedings have started against the English and Polish football associations after flares were lit during October's World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
Paul Weir who's in charge of security at the Stadium of Light has told Capital:
"The police have pyro-detecting dogs which will be checking people in the queues.
If they're missed by the dogs, we've got search teams on the inside.
I would ask people if they're thinking about doing it, don't.
Once they come near the stadium with these devices, it's a criminal offence."
Newcastle travel down the road to Sunderland to try and make up for their 3-0 defeat the last time these two sides met at St James' Park in April.