GIF: Linesman hit by smoke grenade thrown by Tottenham fan

Posted by Chris Wright

A couple of Tottenham fans, aged 47 and 25, were arrested (and subsequently released on bail) for throwing smoke grenades in the away section of the Doug Ellis Stand during Spurs' 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday, one of which arched down from the terraces and struck linesman Dave Bryan directly between the shoulder blades on the touchline.

Linesman Dave Bryan is hit by a smoke bomb.Other / RedditLinesman Dave Bryan is hit by a smoke bomb.

Far be it for TP to offer advice to those responsible; but of all the projectiles to hurl, maybe plump for one that isn't going to belch out a trail of thick smoke leading directly back from whence it came, eh?

Thankfully, after taking the pelting like a true professional, Mr Bryan was left unscathed by the incident.

(GIF via Reddit)

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