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blackburn game called off. riots were expected.
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Blackburn's game against NEC Nijmegen off after 'riots'
Blackburn's pre-season friendly with Dutch club NEC Nijmegen on Sunday afternoon has been cancelled due to the threat of fan violence.

The decision came after claims that Rovers fans had been involved in disturbances with rival supporters.

A statement on the Dutch Police website http://www.politie.nl said: "Supporters of Blackburn Rovers were involved in rioting in Deventer on Friday.

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“With the serious threat of unrest, it is not sensible to play this game today”

Dutch Police statement

"On Saturday there was a confrontation with supporters of NEC Nijmegen."

The statement added: "The deputy mayor of Nijmegen has decided to cancel the exhibition game between NEC and Blackburn Rovers. That match was due to be played today at 2.30pm during the annual open day of NEC.

"On the basis of serious signals to the police that a confrontation would take place again today, deputy mayor Henk Beerten in consultation with police, judiciary and mayor Hubert Bruls decided to cancel the match this afternoon.
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Holland doesn't seem like a good place for English teams to visit for pre-season these days does it???
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I wouldn't care but holland is a nice place to visit, in my experience the Dutch are polite, friendly and helpful for sure, admititly I'm not black or Asian so my opinion isn't really valid but I can only speak as I find
I reject your reality and substitute it with my own !
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I watch Dutch football probably more than I watch English honestly, and their radical supporters are pretty hot. During a PSV v. Feyenoord game last year some of the Feyenoord fans were throwing bottles at the police when they tried to block a player from projectiles during a corner. They were screaming at the police and going nuts. But every club has its hot heads.
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