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Violence fears see Blackburn friendly scrapped

Violence fears see Blackburn friendly scrapped
By Eurosport

Last update05/08/2012 at 22:22

Publishedon 05/08/2012 at 22:09

Last update05/08/2012 at 22:22

Publishedon 05/08/2012 at 22:09

Article by Eurosport

Blackburn's pre-season friendly with Dutch club NEC Nijmegen scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been cancelled.

The decision, taken by the police and the local authorities in Nijmegen, follows the advanced threat of violence between the two sets of supporters.

A statement on the Championship club's official website said: "Both clubs wish to express their disappointment that such a decision has been necessary."

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