CBS Evening News for Friday, May 31, 1985
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(Studio) British soccer association reported banning its teams from European competitions next season as result of recent riot in Belgium; death toll recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(London, England) Bodies of Italian victims noted returned from Brussels today; Italian president mentioned present. Films shown. Issue of Belgium sec. measures during riot and tape of alleged Italian fan thought firing gun considered. [British Football Association spokesperson Ted CROKER - cites need for country to correct its soccer problems.] British fans' reputation for violence and measures imposed by some clubs for security at games noted; many fans said admitting membership in neo-Nazi organization National Front party [FANS - claim they're all ex-Nazis; express pride in National Front membership.] [Liverpool Football Club chairperson John SMITH - blames National Front for violence.] National Front's denial of presence at Brussels riot mentioned.
REPORTER: John Blackstone
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