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Belgium Soccer Riot Aftermath #96438

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 31, 1985
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(Studio) English Soccer Association reported banning British soccer teams from European competitions next season; reaction of Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted. Decision mentioned made in wake of Belgium soccer riot begun by British fans.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Brussels, Belgium) Families of Italian victims noted retrieving their bodies; Prime Min. Wilfried Martens mentioned banning all British soccer teams of any level from Belgium. [British soccer official Ted CROKER - cites need for Britain to remedy its problem.] [THATCHER - believes nation will applaud decision.] Film of fan believed to be Italian and thought firing pistol shown, discussed.
REPORTER: Charles Glass

Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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