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Watch: Intimidating Lech Poznan pyro display in Poland

This Lech Poznan pyro display produced by their supporters during the side's league clash with Legia Warsaw is perhaps the most intimidating of its kind in the history of football. It was fiery, it was hostile and viewing it as a spectacle, it was incredible.

Ultimately, it was the away side that got the last laugh, however, as two own goals from Poznan helped Warsaw secure a 2-1 victory at the Poznan Stadion.

Watch: Fiery Lech Poznan pyro display against Legia Warsaw

Lech Poznan pyro display
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Crazy Lech Poznan pyro display

On Football Ground Guide we have covered plenty of crazy pyro displays recently, but this might just be the most intimidating of the lot.

Thousands of Poznan supporters were involved as the combination of red smoke, loud chants and fiery pyrotechnics engulfed the stadium and created one of the most hostile atmospheres ever witnessed.

Unfortunately, as is usually the case with pyro displays of any kind, things soon began to spiral out of control and before long, multiple flares had been fired onto the pitch, endangering the lives of both sets of players.

It was a reminder of just how dangerous they can be.

The rapid rise in pyro use

The use of pyros in stadiums has become somewhat of an epidemic infecting the entire European continent in recent years. While they often produce incredible scenes, we must never forget the risks that accompany pyros and they are used incorrectly far too often.

All fanbases strive to make their ground as intimidating for visitors as possible, however, there has to be a limit, and using pyros in a similar manner to the Poznan fans pictured above goes beyond that limit.

Governing bodies such as FIFA, and especially, UEFA, must do more to tackle the issue as quickly as possible before it becomes impossible to do so.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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