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Here's hoping firework-throwing yob can be prosecuted

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Published 16/06/2015

Photographer Darren Kidd is very fortunate that he was not more seriously hurt when hit by a firework while covering the Northern Ireland v Romania soccer international at the weekend. He initially believed that a local fan had thrown the firework, but that is understandable given the shock and disorientation he felt at the time.

It now seems that a Romanian fan was to blame, and if identified he should be prosecuted. The Romanian FA may also be fined. Thankfully, given the obvious dangers, there is no culture of throwing flares or fireworks at sporting events here - and long may that continue.

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