Luton hit ‘Watford fan’ who set off yellow and red FLARE during the minute of silence for Prince Philip

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Luton beats ‘Watford fan’ who set off yellow and red FLARE during the minute of silence of the parties for Prince Philip before kickoff, while the club reveals that the ‘rival supporter’s license plate has been passed on to authorities’

  • Luton Town defeated 10-man Watford 1-0 on Kenilworth Road on Saturday
  • At the start of the match, a minute of silence was held in honor of Prince Philip
  • During the tribute, red and yellow flares were thrown into the ground
  • Luton has blamed a Watford fan for the incident and has reported it to the police

Luton Town has knocked down an alleged Watford fan who threw championship torches on Kenilworth Road grounds during the one-minute silence in honor of Prince Philip.

As the Hornets and Hatters players stood arm in arm to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week at the age of 99, yellow and red smoke could be seen across the field towards the teams.

The Bedfordshire club tweeted, ‘To the Watford fan who didn’t realize the yellow and red torch thrown in the ground was going to turn orange.

During a minute's silence before Prince Philip on Kenilworth Road, a torch was fired

During a minute’s silence before Prince Philip on Kenilworth Road, a torch was fired

The smoke bomb was thrown into the ground from outside, host Luton said

The smoke bomb was thrown into the ground from outside, host Luton said

The smoke bomb was thrown into the ground from outside, host Luton said

Plumes of red and yellow smoke clouded the Watford and Luton players during the tribute

Plumes of red and yellow smoke clouded the Watford and Luton players during the tribute

Plumes of red and yellow smoke clouded the Watford and Luton players during the tribute

‘Your license plate number has been passed on to the authorities. Terrible timing with the minute of silence for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, taking place. ‘

The smoke bomb went off in the empty stands and next to the board cabinets, and there were no players near the unit.

The flares, which were indeed combined to resemble the color of Luton’s home shirts, had to be cleared by stewards before matches could begin – at noon instead of their usual 3pm, to avoid clashing with the funeral of the duke.

Stewards had to clean up the mess so that the game could start on Friday afternoon

Stewards had to clean up the mess so that the game could start on Friday afternoon

Stewards had to clean up the mess so that the game could start on Friday afternoon

The EFL declined to comment on the incident, while both clubs have been contacted by it Sportsmail

Once the game got underway, Luton hit surprise winners, with the 13th-seeded championship side beating provisional runner-up 1-0.

James Collins scored from the spot to seal the points, with Kiko Femenia off the field with two minutes to play.

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