Flare sparks ban on Wigan supporters


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Several Wigan Athletic supporters have been told they are "no longer welcome" at the club after a flare was let off during their Lancashire derby with Bolton. A 16-year-old was charged with possession of a flare after the device was ignited during Saturday's game at the Reebok. Sixteen others were arrested or cautioned for anti-social behaviour.

Wigan have written to all 17 people warning they will not be allowed in. Chief executive Jonathan Jackson said: "We wish to protect our image as a family club."