I think it was Emma Goldman who once said: "If I can't set off smoke bombs, I don't wanna be a part of your revolution."
I am paraphrasing, of course. The exact wording was "If I can't set off smoke bombs after being encouraged to do so via MLS promotional materials without being kicked out for a year as an initial punishment despite many, many years of supporting you, I don't wanna be a part of your revolution." I believe that was it. Nuance.
Open Letter to D.C. United - Paul Kent - Reddit: District Ultras member pens an open letter to D.C. United about its ridiculously excessive one-year ban on a longtime fan who had a good intention and a smoke bomb. "You know why my heart's broken for Steve? Because in an attempt to make things better, things became worse than ever."
D.C. United's Supporters' Future is Smokey - CF97 Sirens: Chicago Fire blogger highlights the smoke bomb marketing of MLS.
And here's the MLS-wide ban imposed on the guy who set off a smoke bomb that couldn't be appropriated for MLS's marketing purposes:
D.C. United's goalkeeping problem leads to opportunity for veteran Tally Hall - Washington Times: Tally Hall is trying to get back in form.
DC United attacker Luciano Acosta needs time to acclimate, Sarvas says | MLSsoccer.com: Acosta is trying to acclimate.
DC United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/9/16 - Sports Chat Place: This guy predicts a smokeless draw tomorrow. Fun.
Preview | United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | D.C. United: Your official D.C. United preview for tomorrow.
Weber: Professional Referee Organization defends rash of MLS red cards | Vancouver Sun: PRO says it's just enforcing the law "as written."
And your Friday Freedom Kicks treat is Yes, '90s Blockbuster Training Videos Really Were This Cringeworthy. Settle into your office chair and watch this thing.