Toronto FC to tighten security at BMO Field

Toronto FC have responded to an incident involving Seattle Sounders midfielder Freddie Ljungberg in late April and will tighten security at their home games.

Toronto FC have responded to an incident involving Seattle Sounders midfielder Freddie Ljungberg in late April and will tighten security at their home games.

The Swedish star was the target for one fan who threw a bottle full of Powerade at him when taking a corner kick in the match at BMO Field which ended 2-0 to the home side and Toronto have now released an official statement ensuring security will be a lot tighter from now on.

“From today’s game forward, there will be tightened security with regards to objects being thrown onto the pitch at BMO Field,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, a bottle was thrown at one of the opposing players during our home match against Seattle Sounders and stadium officials will be strictly enforcing a policy that anyone seen throwing an object onto the pitch will be ejected from the stadium (streamers can still be thrown in celebration as long as they don’t impact the play). We want to keep the great atmosphere at BMO Field but also need to ensure the safety of other supporters and players during matches.”

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