Football - Championship

Violence fears see Blackburn friendly scrapped

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

 
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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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