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London riots could force Premier League postponements

Tottenham, QPR and Fulham all have home games scheduled to take place this weekend.

Police are currently in discussions over whether Premier League matches should go ahead.
Police are currently in discussions over whether Premier League matches should go ahead.

THIS WEEKEND’S PREMIER League fixtures may be called off as a result of the widespead rioting in London and other parts of the UK.

The Guardian reports that police are currently considering whether it would be safe for these matches to go ahead, while England’s friendly with Holland, in addition to other lower-profile fixtures, has already been called off.

Police are unsure if they will have the manpower required to control crowds for the games given that their resources may be stretched, though they do not believe there is any likelihood of trouble occurring during the matches.

Three games this weekend are scheduled to take place in London – Tottenham v Everton, QPR v Bolton and Fulham v Aston Villa.

Fears have also been expressed that the rioting could have serious repercussions for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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