And This Is Why You Don’t Bring Flares to a Soccer Game

by Greg Pollowitz

Ooof. It seems that the propellant in the cop’s pepper spray is flammable, leading to the result below when coming into contact with the hooligan’s lighted flare:

Deadspin has the video and notes that the photo was the result of lucky-timing as the actual fireball was quite brief and went out as soon as the officer stopped spraying.

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