Soccer Fan Holding Flare Goes Up in Flames (Video)

| by Michael Allen

During a soccer game between Slask Wroclaw and Zaglebie Lubin in Poland over the weekend, a fan waving a red flare was doused by a police officer with highly-flammable pepper spray.

Several Lubin fans lit up flares during the game as a display of support, but one officer thought he could put out a flare with pepper spray.

According to, an unidentified Lubin fan was standing on top of a metal gate when he was sprayed by the officer (some reports say it was a security guard).

The fan was engulfed in flames for a few seconds (video below). notes the fan was not seriously hurt, but Lubin did lose the game to Wroclaw 1-0.

A polish soccer fan with the Twitter handle "RightBankWarsaw" tweeted: "Apparently the cop who sprayed the fan with pepper spray will not be prosecuted as the fan was holding an illegal flare."

The flare incident can be seen in the bottom left-hand corner of the video (below) at the 1:40 mark, reports