TORQUAY United chief executive Andrew Candy has strongly condemned the fan caught throwing a flare in the first-half of the Devon derby against Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday.
The gulls could face a fine from the FA for the incident which occurred during the first half of the 1-1 draw.
Andrew Candy said: “There was a flare thrown on Tuesday night from the Pop Side. The person responsible was apprehended and evicted, and the police are now pursuing their investigations with a view to possible prosecution."
“The incident was in the referee’s official report and there is a possibility that the club will receive a fine from the Football Association, which is serious enough."
“But regardless of that, the club has the safety of the fans, and everyone in the ground, as its highest priority, and this type of behaviour is totally unacceptable. The club has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards any behaviour that threatens the safety of fans or the reputation of the club."
“While I accept that this is a rare and isolated incident – I cannot remember it happening before – I want to make it abundantly clear that anybody found behaving in this manner will face a ban.”
The FA are currently investigating the incident.