• Short Summary

    THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER CUP-TIE BETWEEN AUSTRIA AND GREECE IN VIENNA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) HAD TO BE ABANDONED AT 1 - 1 FIVE MINUTES BEFORE TIME THEN DOZENS OF ANGRY SPECTATORS SWARMED ONTO THE GROUND AND BEGAN TO BATTLE WITH PLAYERS.

  • Description

    THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER CUP-TIE BETWEEN AUSTRIA AND GREECE IN VIENNA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) HAD TO BE ABANDONED AT 1 - 1 FIVE MINUTES BEFORE TIME THEN DOZENS OF ANGRY SPECTATORS SWARMED ONTO THE GROUND AND BEGAN TO BATTLE WITH PLAYERS. THE VIOLENCE CAME AT THE END OF A ROUGH MATCH, MARKED BY A SUCCESSION OF FOULS.

    SOME 200 POLICE RUSHED ONTO THE FIELD TO TRY TO STOP THE FIGHTING. THE SPECTATORS ALSO OBJECTED TO THE REFEREE, MR GERE OF HUNGARY, WHO WAS BOOED FOR MOST OF THE MATCH BECAUSE THE CROWD FELT HE WAS TOO TOLERANT OF GREECE'S ROBUST PLAY. MR. GERE WAS STRUCK ON THE HEAD BY A SPECTATOR WIELDING A BOTTLE. HE WAS LATER TREATED IN HOSPITAL FOR A WOUND OVER AN EYE.

    ONCE POLICEMEN HAD ESCORTED THE PLAYERS AND OFFICIALS TO THE DRESSING-ROOMS IT TOOK THEM ANOTHER HOUR TO CLEAR A ROWDY CROWD OF UP TO 3,000 PEOPLE FROM THE STADIUM. NEARLY ALL THE AUSTRIAN PLAYERS HAD TO HAVE TREATMENT FOR MINOR OR HEAVY CUTS AND ABRASIONS AND OTHER INJURIES. A CROWD OF SOME 33,000 PEOPLE WATCHED THE MATCH.

    THE CROWD'S ANGER BOILED OVER IN THE 78TH MINUTE WHEN THE AUSTRIAN PLAYER, KOLEZNIK, WHO TWICE PREVIOUSLY HAD TO RECEIVE TREATMENT FOR INJURIES, WAS CARRIED OFF. THE GREEK PLAYER, LAKANIDIS, WAS SENT OFF, AND SPECTATORS WERE SEEN TO AIM KICKS AT HIM AS HE LEFT THE FIELD. SOON AFTERWARDS ANOTHER GREEK, KAMARAS, WAS WARNED FOR FOULING AN OPPONENT.

    THIS WAS THE SIGNAL FOR SECTIONS OF THE CROWD TO SWARM ONTO THE GROUND. AUSTRIAN TELEVISION, FROM WHICH THIS TELERECORDING WAS MADE, BROUGHT UP ITS CLOSING TITLES AND ENDED THE BROADCAST WHILE POLICE, PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS WERE STILL ENGAGED IN THEIR STRUGGLE ON THE GROUNDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74FKEPI88WHS0WMQ4K3SY639D
    Media URN:
    VLVA74FKEPI88WHS0WMQ4K3SY639D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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