I brought my 9 year-old son to his first Fire game Saturday. We had a great time at the tailgate and had a generally fabulous time at one of the great matches. During the tailgate, a little bird had told me something to the effect that there would be a rather large flaring going on. My last words to the guy were, "Be careful, don't hurt yourself or anyone else."
If you have the stones to bring 'em in and light 'em off then you also need to have the stones to make sure you don't hurt yourself or anyone else. At the end of the day, you are lighting off objects that contain their own oxidizer and burn at a more than a thousand degrees. Anything they come into contact with is going to burn or be burned. Badly. Keep the pyro back among the grown-ups and DON'T EVER THROW a lit flare. I love it and respect it, but if you light 'em off you have to at least have the minimum level of maturity to make sure you are ensuring the safety of yourself and others around you.
If anyone ever gets seriously hurt (god forbid a minor) those involved will be looking at more than a night in the pokey and a fine. I love some of you people too much to see your lives and souls ruined by something as trivial as pyro at a soccer game. To say nothing of the matter of what it will do to the relationship between Section 8 and the club. I will set us back years and will make past issues with the club and Monterey seem like a paradise.
So, all I'm asking for is this: If you can handle the security heat for bringing 'em in then you are surely big enough to make sure you don't hurt anyone, EVEN IF IT GUARANTEES YOU WILL BE BUSTED. If you can't do that, then you can't handle them, okay?
I'm now going to go donate for this week's tifo and if everything goes right will be bringing my eight year-old to her first Fire game this weekend.
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