Sheffield United: Club issues message to fans

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Sheffield United have asked supporters of both clubs to adhere to the following guidelines during tomorrow’s FA Cup quarter-final against Charlton Athletic.

The League One club, who are expected to draw a near capacity crowd for the televised tie, issued the following statement ahead of the meeting with Chris Powell’s side. (Kick-off noon).

“Supporters should not go on the pitch at any time,” it read. “It is a criminal offence to enter the playing area or indeed, the perimeter of the pitch and offenders could face arrest and subsequent bans from the stadium

“Supporters are also reminded that it is a criminal offence to bring smoke canisters and pyrotechnics into, or possess them in, a football ground. It is an arrestable offence, for which and anyone found in possession will also face a club ban

“Stewards, supported by officers from South Yorkshire Police, will be searching supporters at the turnstiles. Anyone found carrying pyrotechnics/smoke canisters will be refused entry and again, may be arrested.

“In addition, any supporter who witnesses or suspects pyrotechnic possession or use at this or any future games, both home or away, should inform their nearest steward immediately.”