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Belgium / Soccer Riot #303865

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 29, 1985
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(Studio) Death toll from soccer riot at England-Italy game in Brussels reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Details of Belgium riot examined; films shown. [British sports minister Neil McFARLANE - feels European football has been shamed.] [Sports club manager Terry VENABLES - blames British fans for riot.] Game's outcome mentioned.
REPORTER: Derrick Blakely

(New York City) Soccer's relative lack of popularity in United States thought due to its lack of violence as sport compared to football; Europe's history of religious warfare and similar overtones in continent's approach to soccer considered. [Dr. Janet STOCKDALE - outlines psychology of mob violence.] British soccer fans' reputation for violence noted, illustrated; recent soccer riot in Mexico City mentioned.

Blakely, Derrick;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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