Man turns in to Lampang police for selling flares to football fans at Rajamangala Stadium

A firework vendor turned himself in to Lampang police yesterday after facing an arrest warrant for the sale of flares to s group of football fans at Rajamangala Stadium.

The flares were lighted during the football match between Thailand and Indonesia, and brought an outcry by the Football Association of Thailand over the unauthorized lighting which was against the rules of international football federation.

The vendor, Worapon Suasakul, 38, surrendered to Lampang police after he was wanted by Bangkok police for illegal importing and having in possession of war materials without license.

He admitted to selling 80 flares are, 40 baht apiece, to Ultra-Thailand football fan group.

He said he was also at the stadium to watch the football game but denied having any part in lighting the flares.

The police later released him on a 100,000 baht bond bail, but has to report to the police again on January 10 next year.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)