Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to hear and/or see stories about inappropriate fan behavior* at soccer games.
*Sometimes known as hooliganism
Unfortunately, that was the case again on Friday.
Croatia was playing the Czech Republic at the European Championships in Saint-Étienne, France, when some fans from Croatia thought it would be a good idea to throw flares onto the field during the game. Play was stopped and as stadium workers tried to clear flares, one burst in the hand of one man.
Fortunately the man was wearing a glove, but there was no word on if he was injured.
The question is how did fans smuggle flares into the stadium? UEFA stadium rules clearly prohibit flares or fireworks from being brought into a stadium.