We live in a Health and Safety aware world. This means that is someone with breathing difficulties can be harmed by an action, for example, lighting pyrotechnics in a crowd, that action will be subject to prohibitions (in this case, pyrotechnics need to be kept a specific distance from spectators).
I don’t suffer breathing difficulties, so I don’t have anything to worry about if a flare goes off close to me, but a few of us on here have a Celtic supporting pal with chronic lung disease, who would suffer significant distress if exposed to a flare.
If you are fit and healthy and don’t agree with Health and Safety rules, explain your objections to those with concerns. Put your name to your actions and own your consequences.
I don’t know much about Health and Safety. Fears over pyrotechnics may be overblown (my pal tells me otherwise), but no one is making the case that flares do no harm to those with impaired lungs.
This issue feels like an ill-considered action of the strong and healthy, insensitive to, or unware of, the reasons a rule exists. If you think the rule is wrong, tell me you have read the research, don’t tell me you don’t care because you are healthy enough not to have to worry.