What is the meaning of the word crackers in the following sentence:
American football: It is very spectacular and huge crowds support their favourites, cheering, waving silk rosettes and flags, wearing coloured scarves and paper hats, throwing crackers and singing.
First of all this must be British English since Americans only know one kind of football. Also the "-our" words (colour)
So I think a cracker here means a small explosive toy called a fire cracker here. Although I have never seen these thrown at a football game. It would be the quickest way to end up explaining yourself to the police nowadays.